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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Day 249 and "Going Green"

Unless you live in a cave, you've probably heard the phrase "going green" used a lot lately. I see it everywhere, including in my latest HomeLife magazine that the church distributes. The article was titled "It's Easy Being Green" and gave several tips for "going green". A couple of them we already do in our house, like using compact fluorescent bulbs (aka CFL bulbs). We've replaced almost every light in our house with those. Another was cooking on the right size burner. Well, I have a gas stove and they're all the same size so that's not a problem. LOL. The number one was ditching the bottled water. Well, we refill gallons of water at the grocery store, but we don't usually buy the little plastic bottles. It suggests getting a filter pitcher if you don't like the taste of your water. Another is using canvas bags at the store. I shop at Aldi's where you have to either bring your own bags or buy theirs. I have a bunch of their plastic bags that I reuse over and over. Well, I had a huge DUH moment about that recently. I go to all these child care conferences and they're always giving us tote bags. My friend started shopping at Aldi's and mentioned she was using her canvas conference bags to bag her groceries. That was a "why didn't I think of that" moment! The one that most caught my interest though was eating locally grown fruits and veggies. It got me to thinking maybe I should hit some of those farmer stands I see set up.

I did my Walk away the pounds DVD again this morning and made it through the whole mile workout, plus the kids and I took a walk this morning. I plan to let MaryAnn walk me again after supper tonight too. LOL.


Mom Thumb said...

I always use bags that I bring to the grocery store. Plus, since we live so close, if we only have a few things, we walk instead of drive. And whenever it's cool enough outside, the windows are wide open!

KiddoKare1 said...

You are awesome! I love sleeping with the windows open but my allergies make it hard to do. Sometimes I do it anyway. LOL.