Thursday, November 15, 2007

Easy Green

One of the things that surprised me as I moved to my non-consumer way of life, was how SIMPLE some of my green fixes were. Like buying recycled toilet paper at Trader Joes where I shop all the time anyway. And I kept wondering to myself ... why wasn't I doing this EARLIER?

I think sometimes we balk at the bigger lifestyle changes people like Colin or Crunchy are making, and figure, well anything I'm going to do is going to be a drop in the bucket, so why bother?

But just think about this. If everyone reused their grocery bags, which is a pretty easy green fix, think about HOW much plastic we would save. And the more people who start doing their small, maybe insignificant-on-its-own part, they more that that drop in the proverbial bucket starts to be more of a flood in the bucket.

So from time to time I'm going to start posting some of my easy green fixes. I know many of you are old hats at all of this, but I am consistently surprised by simple green fixes that I, up until recently, never bothered to do.

2 comments:

Not The Mama said...

This is something I think about a lot. I often feel like a hypocrite because I talk about wanting to be greener and simpler a lot, but I don't feel like I'm doing enough. But every little thing DOES add up. And any change is better than no change.

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ScienceMama said...

This is great! Please do add more easy green fixes. And I've been recently mulling over why I don't use reuseable bags, and this has inspired me to finally get off my butt and go buy some.

Although, I have to keep getting some plastic bags from the grocery store, because that's how I clean the cat box, pick up dog poop, and manage the diaper pail...