When you stop and think about the small, or big things, you do to help the environment and ultimately, your self, your family, your community and in a sense, the WORLD, it seems small. But doesn't one person, leading by example, start a movement?
Some of these things were conscious decisions, that are now just part of my everyday life:
1. Bike commute to work - I will admit, that I do snag the occasional ride to work or take the bus, but I bike commute about 98% of the time when I work. As the days grow longer and warmer, I will ride my bike for most all my errands/appointments/dinner/gym/beer hopping around C'ville.
2. Cloth napkins everyday, every meal
3. Pack my lunch from home, using reusable plastic storage containers for food. I do use zip lock baggies, but because I store dry foods in them, I reuse them until I can't.
4. H2O bottles: so this probably isn't very good for you, but about once every few months I purchase a pre-filled water bottle, then I use it over and over and over again.
5. At work, I brought in my own ceramic coffee cup. I store it in my mailbox so really, I am the only one who can use it.
6. I also have a microwavable ceramic mug for heating up soup or making oatmeal (with out making a mess with bubbling over oatmeal) This lives in my locker.
7. Reusable plastic/melamine plate for use at lunch, also at work
8. I also have an empty 33 ou. bottle that I refill and drink out of during the day
9. In my lunch box, I have a set of cheap silverware...back and forth to work it goes
10. I shop at Goodwill, Salvation Army and location thrift and consignment stores. Normally, I hate shopping, but I find these stores have pre warn in jeans, good cotton shirts and that unexpected 'find' that just puts a smile on your face
11. I donate frequently to Community Bikes, Salvation Army, Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity. I take my yearly collection of hotel shampoos/soap/shower gels, etc., to Salvation Army for the homeless shelter
12. In December, the Honeycomb collects shampoo/cream rinse/styling products, that maybe you bought and didn't like, and donates them to a local woman's shelter
Share your tips to inspire me or someone else...