Thursday, May 22, 2008

Things we've accomplished this year!

  • Bought dishtowels for the kitchen at work to cut down on our paper towel use.
  • Brought a plate, silverware and cups to work to use instead of disposables.
  • Started a compost bucket at work that I bring home each week.
  • Using bar soap instead of bottled bath/shower gels to avoid the plastic.
  • Making eco-friendly choices when it comes to prepackaged or overly packaged items.
  • Washing in cold on short cycles.
  • Using an all-natural, completely biodegradable laundry soap.
  • Line drying most of our laundry.
  • Just saying NO to cards and gift wrap. We're making our own or coming up with creative alternatives.
  • We're trying to purchase gifts that are more eco-friendly - hand made, locally made, or the gift of service (think massage!) or tickets (play, concert, sports, zoo, museum).
  • We're "compacting" - trying to avoid buying new, freecycling and buying used as much as possible.
  • I bring a tupperware when I get lunch in our cafeteria at work, so that I don't have to use (and subsequently throw away) a styrofoam container.
  • We have eliminated paper towels, instead using wash clothes for messes (and messy little boys).
  • Using cloth napkins instead of paper.
  • All of our home cleaning products are now natural products. Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide, Borax, Washing Soda and Baking Soda can clean just about anything.

1 comment:

MomP said...

Congratulations Guys! You're doing such a great job ....I'm ultra proud of you! **Joy** :)