Tuesday, April 19, 2011

One Little "Green" Thing

I wrote a post last year around this time ("Gonna Make a Change"), just thinking through some changes I could do as an individual to help our earth. I've stuck to these, and it's been awesome.  My city makes it so easy to recycle glass, aluminum, plastic, cardboard -- just put it out with the trash in a blue bag.  Plus there are paper/magazine drop-offs at every school & plastic bag recycle containers at my grocery stores.  Now that I've started separating paper & plastic bags, I am AMAZED at how much we were throwing away in the past.  NO EXCUSES left for me!

So here's my "one little thing" that I have decided to change.....

Lately, I've been using more cloth napkins instead of paper napkins.  I am self-proclaimed "napkin fiend" -  meaning I use a lot of napkins all the time.  (Hey, this girl does not like to be a mess!)  Anyway, I need to get some more cloth napkins so I don't have to wash them every day, but I know it will be a great investment.

Less paper in the landfill, more money in my pocket.

Have you made any earth-friendly changes lately?  Feel free to comment.


Noteable Scraps said...

Good job! I haven't gotten as far as cloth napkins yet. I must admit that I used to be very very bad about using paper plates all the time, b/c we lived in Base housing and didn't have a good dishwasher, and I got tired of washing dishes for our family of 6 three times a day plus the umpteen students who came to visit us. So now I've gotten a better dishwasher and am using regular plates again instead of disposable, for the reasons you stated - less stuff in the landfill, more money in my pocket!! We do recycle everything we can and I reuse grocery bags.

I also save recyclables and use them for kids' crafts!!! :)

Amy said...

oh i can totally relate to that. we didn't have a dishwasher for a few months, and it's a lot of time when you are at home with the kids!!! i'm SO thankful for my dishwasher :)

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