Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Going Green Day 5

I've found some great blogs and websites (I'll be linking these soon) and done probably too much reading. All of this information is making my head spin!

I took dish towels and cloth napkins to the station on Monday and we used very few paper towels. I didn't use any and the guys were good sports but I'm sure they think I'm crazy.

Dinner at a friend's house on Sunday night had me drinking out of a plastic cup and it bugged me. I don't want to be one of those people who annoys everyone but I can't get it out of my mind.

I've only filled 1/4 of a trash bag this week. Interesting...

It will be interesting to see how my energy use changes. I'll track my bills and keep you posted.

How many times can you wear a pair of jeans before you wash them? Unless they have actual dirt on them or smell...I'm on day 3. Bonus-they are comfortably stretched out.

This morning before I had any coffee I left the kitchen with the lights on and the TV on AND put a yogurt cup in the trash not the recycling. Horror! (Just kidding) But it does illustrate how difficult it is to change behavior.

I have discovered that at night I will need to leave a few well placed lights on so I don't break my neck walking around in a pitch dark house. Or get a good flashlight!

What are you doing that is 'Green'?


MUD said...

Look at your light bulbs. IF you spend a few dollars, you can replace the 60 Watt bulbs with one's that use 13 watts. Dave's house is completely florescent bulbed and I'm working on Rabbit Run. I want to also do some solar work to help cut heating costs. keep in touch and we'll make this a better place. MUD
PS - My Ace Hardware had the equivalent bulb to the 100 watt bulbs at 12.99 for a package of 5.

Kathy said...

John and I have been replacing light bulbs as they are needed.

We've planted tons of trees. Okay, that's because we live in a new house that was built in the middle of a field, but still...

My landscaping plan--native, drought resistant flowers and shrubs that will need very little water, if any, once established.

We have been trying very hard to be careful consumers--not buying tons of crap for the sake of having tons of crap.

I'm looking forward to the upcoming links. We really do need to come up with a recycling plan for our house. The beer bottles alone...I shudder to think about it!

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