Tuesday, April 22, 2008
1. Using re-usable grocery bags--I love the ones Publix sells for 99 cents. They hold twice as many groceries as one would think.
2. Become Vegan--I would never in a million years be able to get myself or my meat lovin' husband to drop meat all together. After all, a big juicy cheeseburger does make my heart sing. But, what we can do is go easy on beef, dairy, and chicken. I read an article yesterday that stated that the farms that raise cows and chickens emit dangerous gases into the environment and require gi-normous energy inputs.
Buy energy efficient light bulbs--this one is easy--they cost a little more at the time of purchase, but they last longer than the conventional ones and cut down on your electric bill!
Drive less--We all can't afford hybrid cars, but we can drive less. We've been doing this for awhile since the gas prices have been high, for what, like 3 years now?! But, just because I love love love the park on the North side of town, does not mean we need to go there every day. If there is a park right around the corner, let's save time and money!
Use the recycle bins--The city has really made it a no-brainer by passing out recycle bins to homeowners (or home renters, like us!). All you have to do is drop the recycle-able goods in the bin and put it out front every week to be picked up. I love it--but I will say sometimes it's easier just to toss the empty milk jug into the trash--it's these decisions that I am choosing to be a little more aware.
I think it's great. I'm not into the whole green "movement", if you will--to be mod and trendy...but doing something makes me feel like we're trying to do our part. Our children watch our every move and even though we are starting late in our life--it's just the beginning of theirs, and maybe they'll carry on what we've tried to start. (With that said, we really are not educated on the ways of "green living"--so it will be a process to learn.)
So we celebrated Earth Day by having a lesson on the The Creation (thanks to Nicol for her great pictures) and then worked on the yard a little--and had Orange Pineapple Smoothies!
Happy Earth Day!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Poor Travis--he is sick--we think with the flu (just the regular kind, not the stomach). So he hasn't gotten to enjoy any of the good weather...hopefully it goes away quickly and doesn't spread!
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