I hear so many people say that they just can't seem to find a way to get green, or they say it's too much trouble. There are so many ways to help that there really shouldn't be any excuses. So I decided to post a few ideas to get the ball rolling.
One way to help save water is to fill a 2 liter soda bottle with water and place it in the tank of your toilet. This will displace water and makes it so that you don't need as much water to refill it or use as much when you flush. Who needs to pay hundreds on a low flow toilet when they have a 2 liter bottle?
Recycling can be a pain in the butt when you have to drive across town to drop it off. Thankfully many cities and garbage companies are offering recycling incentives. If you have home garbage service you can actually qualify for a discount when you agree to use their recycling cans or bins. You may not get that $2 refund for your soda cans, but you can save a nice percentage off of your garbage bill.
How many paper towels do you use in a month? A very famous infomercial claims we spend $20 a month on paper towels! We are trowing away our money and paper. Do you get a news paper? Do you know you can use your old news papers to clean your windows and mirrors? They actually clean better than paper towels because they don't leave behind lint. Not only will you reduce the amount of paper towels you use, but you now found a good use for your old newspapers. Two birds with one stone.
These are just a couple of examples of things you can do to live a greener life. I would like to make this an ongoing theme and write more tips for green living. If we all take a few tiny steps toward a green life, we can make this world a better, healthier world. We don't have to live a radical life of composting toilets and hay homes, but we can call the garbage company and ask for a recycling bin and a nice discount. :)
Friday, May 15, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
So as you know by now, I LOVE old things. We are looking for a house and walked through a 1924 craftsman home. What a weird quirky little home it is. It is on acreage and has this old depression dated well pump, there is a HUGE cast iron wood stove in the shop that must be at least 150 years old, and the coolest old fashioned architecture ever. We would have our work cut out for us if we buy it, but I think that house is just too cool to resist. We are getting it inspected next week while we are waiting for our financing to finalize. I am just so excited to share my day looking at my strange little house. :)