Monday, October 15, 2007

Blog Action Day

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day
October 15th - Blog Action Day, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone's mind.
In its inaugural year, Blog Action Day will be co-ordinating bloggers to tackle the issue of the environment.

We all know we need to do what we can to help the environment right? I can't help but think that if we don't step up and try to undo some of the damage done that there won't be a healthy world for our children. What do you do to help the environment? Our neighborhood doesn't do recycling at the curbside, so that's not an option for us. But we do help out in other ways. We've switched to reusable bags for our groceries. They totally rock. I've got five "String Bags" from ResuableBags.com. We used to average 10 plastic bags or more a grocery shopping trip, and you several trips in and out of the house to unload the car. Now I use my 5 String bags (they can hold like 40 pounds a piece, which you know those plastic ones could never do) and I only make one trip into the house because they have these longer handles that I can swing over my shoulders. If I had tries to get in the house in one trip with the plastic ones my fingers would be numb and I'd need someone to open the door. So we save on plastic bags and a little on heating and cooling with the cut down on the numbers of times we have to open the door. We also cut back on the number of plastic bags and the amount of tin foil we use, but using Wrap-n-Mats for my hubby's lunches. We know it's not much, but it's something, right?

So tell, me what do you do?

1 comment:

Torreh said...

I love all the colors of those string bags. Our Trader Joe's has started offering reusable bags and I've been using them too. Actually, I switch back and forth because I also reuse the paper bags around the house.