Happy Earth Day!

Monday, April 22, 2013

I think every day should be Earth Day, but, I will use this opportunity to remind you to do your part in helping to slow down climate change.  Maybe today is the day to make a resolution to beef up your earth saving habits.  

Some of the things I try to do on a regular basis:

  • Use reusable bags, not just at the grocery but at all stores.  Decline a bag when I can place an item into my tote.  I even have a reusable bag that rolls up into a small ball that I always carry around in case I need an extra bag.
  • Don't drink from bottled water.  And I'm trying to expand to other plastic bottles
  • Reduce the amount of energy used by always turning off lights, electronics and appliances and using power strips to reduce phantom power.
  • I recently started growing my own herbs to use in my cooking (I'll be sure to post about this soon).
  • Recycle as much as I can
One thing I would really like to be better at is to be a better consumer.  I'm going to try to not buy so much stuff.  Not that I already buy so much, but I figure if I buy just a little less, and focus on products that are more sustainable such as cleaning products with less toxins and items that will last longer and need to be replaced less frequently thereby reducing our waste (which may be more expensive, but if I buy less in general it will even out).  

Do you have any Earth Day resolutions?  Shariously let me know of any of your Earth Day suggestions!


Chris Carpita said...
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Chris Carpita said...

Had to re-recomment because my name was MoochaSmoocha for some reason. I think it was an inside joke w/ DP back in 2007.

Anyway I would add composting to the list. Maybe organize your building to support having one in the yard, if available.

Also, I think the new NYC plastic recycling policy deserves an update :)

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