Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Green, Not Just My Favorite Color Anymore

Green has been my favorite color for as long as I can remember. There's something about the color, except for that shade of split pea green, that makes things fresh or calming or even funky. Recently we've started to view "green" in another way at our house. No, we haven't done a complete eco-friendly revamp overnight, but we are taking steps to incorporate more earth-conscious habits into our daily life. We're excited that our city is finally going to begin a recyclables pick-up this week and I wanted to share my most recent purchases. One has drastically reduced the amount of plastic bags floating all about our house and the other has an extremely pleasing scent. Yep, you guessed right. We bought reusable grocery bags from Harris Teeter and have started using the all natural "Green Works" cleaners by Clorox. Before we got a cloth bag to store our plastic bags, they were coming out of what seemed like every drawer and cabinet in the kitchen. Even after I bought the bag, for some reason the plastic ones didn't always make it in there! Now, we can take our resusable ones with us wherever we go shopping, and they can hold a lot. I think it's a great investment for .99 cents a bag. We've also been happy with the natural cleaners, they have a much fresher, non-chemical smell, and work really well. Next, we'll be highlighting Etsy shops that create items from recycled materials. Got any great tips to share? Post them here, we'd love to read them!


CraftGirlAlli said...

At work, we started handing out the grocery totes if any employees want them. We also just started recycling aluminum cans...there is a place here that gives you 5cents per pound. So we take them there, and then save the money for when we do things like Relay for Life and other charity walks. We are also in the process of starting to recycle paper, but since our factory is so big, we have to find someone that is willing to come haul it all away!

MommaLove said...

Hi! Thanks for the comment over in my blog :) I've been reading here in yours and I love it!

I love using the cloth shopping bags too, but I need a better system to remind myself to take them. Glad to hear you like Green Works stuff. I'm out of cleaners and need to restock this weekend. I'll try 'em!

snazz said...

Hey there,
Just added your blog to my list. I've been using reusable bags for quite a while but just started using 'green' cleaning supplies. Regular cleaning sprays were giving me a headache everytime I cleaned the bathroom. That stuff can't be good for you! Nice to visit your blog.