I hope everyone is having a nice Earth Day!
I've been thinking about the changes I've made and the little things I do to make our earth a better place and thought I'd share them here.
::I try to use my own bags every time I buy something, whether it's at the grocery store, hardware store or fabric store.
::Reusing packing supplies as often as possible. I recently discovered a local source for used packing envelopes, they're just 25 cents each!
::One of the things I get most excited about is when I can use the back of a letter or junk mail to print shipping labels. I have also configured my printer so that I can print 4 labels per sheet instead of 2 (very exciting)
::We recently started composting all of our food and vegetable scraps, I'm amazed at how much room that took up in the trash can
::Purchasing recycled paper for printing
::Using vintage and reclaimed fabrics and craft supplies
::One of the hardest things for me is trying to drive less and consolidate my errands but I am working on that
::And of one of greatest things ever is paying bills online! I think there are only two that I don't pay online because of the fees.
::Buying local whenever possible
::Using cloth instead of paper towels
::making products that are sustainable and helpful like recycled sweater cup cozies and cloth gift bags.
::Using natural and earth friendly cleaning products and laundry soap, still have a few to get rid of and add in this category
There is still much room for improvement, for example, I'm am planning to switch to using eco friendly fiberfill for my softies as soon as I can find a cost effective substitute, I am working on finding a good replacement hair conditioner for the Pantene I've been using for years, I'd like to have a more productive garden this year and water it with rain from a rain barrel.
What about you? What things do you do to make a difference?