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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Living Green

Being green has always been a way of live for me .Long before it was popular. I don't do everything green, but as much as I can.I make most of my cleaning supplies, I do buy one now and then to find most doesn't work any better than what I can make. I try to use cloth bags as much as possible,cloth cleaning rags. I wash clothes in cold water. Hang alot to air dry.
I have alot of vintage bowls etc. I use daily with glass lids, so no need for plastic wrap or tin foil.I can and freeze as much of our food as possible.

We use this shower timer with an air glass in the shower. All sinks and shower heads has water savers, we use only compact light bulbs. I cook alot in a crock pot, on a hot plate, and use a toaster oven as much as possible.I use as much rain water as I can, I wash dishes in dish pans and use the water to water plants. I buy as much as possible 2nd hand .Recycle as much as possible .Our washer,dryer, freezer,stove,fridge is energy star products. We did replace these with new when we did our reno hoping it will be the last time we have to replace them.
When having to go in the car we make each trip count and plan it where we can do as much as possible each trip out.
I was taught waste not want not, If it aint broke don't fix it. I think alot of our Parents and Grandparents ways that we seemed to get away from through the years, we're finding was the way to go and going back to them.
I know alot of folks doesn't like to discuss death (doesn't bother me) yesterday our newspaper had a write up about a funeral home here going green. Natural ways to bury our Loved ones.
And how more and more folks are choosing to go that route. Also said more folks are bringing their Loves ones body home for viewing,I haven't seen that since 1970s.
I do alot more green living . I think we have to be very careful trying to do green living,I think there's companies out there after money and the products are not worth buying,I also think what works for one household doesn't not work for every household. We just have to find what works for us and go with it. And not do it just because its the latest fad and the cool thing to do.
What are some ways you live green?
Hope you have a Great day!
Green Blessins',Lib


JoyceAnn said...

Hi Lib ~ I think there are to many people that think you can buy your way green , but being green can't be bought. It's really a way of life , my Grandparents were very green , it was their way of life. My parents were somewhat green , but they come up in the generation were chemicals were the easy answer and bought into it. I have to say I didn't give it much thought when I was younger , but like my parents and Grandparents have always lived somewhat green. It's just been in the last 5 years that I become more aware and I'm doing all I can to change more. My Mom has always gardened and canned , but she didn't mind throwing sevin dust on the plants to kill those worms , but this year thanks to you , we made a mixture of plain flour and red pepper mix to put on her plants. It worked well and she's reformed I hope(LOL).
Confession time ~ I need to get back to using my cloth bags , I've been a little lax on that lately. But I have been recycling the plastic bags.
I also try to make my trips count when I have to go to the grocery store , do all the errands I can when I'm out.
Like you I believe these type changes are what make a difference , not buying green products.

~ Green Blessings ~

Peggy said...

loved your post Lib!! I still say we are related as we do so much of the same things, have some of the same things and decorate alot alike. Have a blessed day

Lara said...

Yay for you, Lib. it feels like a lost cause sometimes when we do all we can to be environmentally-responsible, but the next person takes 15 plastic bags from the store. Hopefully our example will influence others; i'm glad to hear people of all generations are living green.