Thursday, May 29, 2008

Going Green

One of my summer goals, but the question remains, "How does one actually, practically, economically do this? Seriously.

Conscious decisions we are trying to make to help the environment in our own small ways:
*recycling cans and paper
*taking our own grocery bags to the store for small trips
*using safe cleaning products
*driving my fuel efficient Honda Civ forever...

What is the next step?


Jessa Mullen said...

you could use those ole' school rewashable diapers for the baby..
Well.. that may be taking it a little to far.. Thank the Good Lord for Huggies, RIGHT ???

Tiffany Norris said...

When you find out, let me know! We have discovered we don't use that much paper around the house, but we're still recycling what we can.
So, our next step is recycling our cans (and driving our Honda Accord forever).

Supabloggasuprememama said...

I don't know about you, but I personally plan on dumping about fifty of those plastic can connector thingies directly into the ocean, right after I buy a hummer to dump aiden and emmy's diapers on the interstate and run down the nearest rain forrest with my excavator. sweetness.

ok kidding. we are starting to recycle and use green clean products, and if i can ever find a light I like, the energy saving bulbs

Ginger said...

The next step is investing in bioheat! You're going to love it too because if you guys are trying to help the environment like you say you are then this is right up your alley. It's great because it's non-toxic and biodegradable. The cool part about it is that it's made up of heating oils blended with every-day products like corn and avocado. Wait until people find out you heat up your home with that.

I heard about bioheat through my job here at NORA. I did some research and found out a lot from:

If you're interested and want to find out more about it, or just want more tips on how to be green in general then check out the site!

Dana said...

Go to and check out the seventh generation diapers. They are biodegradable and you can recycle them too. Plus they don't have the harsh chemicals that people say can harm the babies health (not sure if that's true or not it's still in debate) I switched to them and they work as well as the other brands in my opinion.

For cleaners: equal parts vinegar and water and to keep it from leaving streaks, put a drop of dish soap.

If you fill a two liter coke bottle with water and put it in your toilet tank, it tricks the toilet into thinking there is more water than there is and it doesn't take as much to flush.