Michelle of Rambling Woods--Taking the Road Less Traveled has given out Green Thinker Awards. She asks everyone to pass on the message to think green.
"All I ask is that one post be devoted to how you try to take care of the planet by living green and being more environmentally conscious. Do you recycle, eat more local foods, avoid plastic bags to name a few. Grab the award and link back to Rambling Woods."
Do we recycle? Definitely! Plastic bottles, aluminum cans, glass, newspapers, office paper all go into our recycle bin.
Do we eat more local foods? We do go to the farmers markets every week and try to get locally grown food when we can.
Avoid plastic bags? I did a post about my ecobags that I carry with me all the time. It reduces the amount of plastic bags I would collect. When I do receive plastic bags, I save them to be reused.
We also reduce the amount of water we use by turning off the water when we soap ourselves during our showers. We turn the water back on to rinse ourselves off.
We use CFL bulbs, ceiling fans most of the time instead of air conditioners and have installed a lot of insulation in our walls and ceilings to keep the house cooler. We recently bought a Prius! I nearly forgot that one.
Thinking green is especially easy since Art worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. We still have more things we can do, and we will eventually. I hope everybody else does, too.
Please accept this award and tell us how you think green also.