Sunday, November 11, 2007

Help me be greener!

I need help! I want to go as green as possible within my budget! My husband and I have done a few preliminary steps: we share a car, I walk to work, we use a reusable bag(s) for grocery shopping, changed the lightbulbs, turn everything off at night, use 7th Generation (toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags), planted drought resistance plants, and believe it or not, we stick with what I call "The Alaska Rule": if it's yellow let it mellow, if its brown flush it down. Unfortunately we live in an apartment that we have little control over. We can't change to triple pane windows and the stove is right next to the fridge! Aargh!

Help me out people! I would love to hear some more ideas so I can feel better about myself and help our planet! What are you doing?


Mrs. G. said...

I am working at being a little greener myself. I have started a worm bin outside my kitchen door and have been slowly phasing out any chemical cleaner--I love the Method Brand at Target. I wash mainly in cold water. I love this site because it gives a friendly eco tip each day.

LA RN said...

Thanks mrs. g!

UrbanHippieMama said...

I am a friend of your sis' and love your blog. :)

Some things that we do to try to save money and the earth are:

Family Cloth--there's lots of links to info about it in the sidebar of my blog. Basically it's using and washing cloth wipes instead of toilet paper. It's actually much "comfier", and really easy to deal with. We wash them like we wash our cloth diapers.

Diva Cup--menstrual cup instead of pads or tampons.

Cloth Napkins--I just bought the big tea-towel type towels at IKEA for .50 cents a piece...they work great for napkins.

I love for her realistic but encouraging challenges and information.

Good luck!! :)

LA RN said...

Thoroughly enjoyed your site and all your fun pics! Two things though:
One, it's just my husband and I. No kids. Is family cloth still feasible?
Two, the diva cup. Tell me your tricks because I always feel ultra insecure when I've tried them before.