Where are my Ploosh now?

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Fanta arrived in Pennsylvania... living more GREEN

Thanks to Bethany for blogging about my Droplet ;) Check out her blog, she has some really great ideas for living more GREEN. I know I can definitely improve on that front as well.

Currently, I do these green things and I'd like to hear your ideas of what you might do that I haven't done yet or a new idea :D

1) use bio friendly detergent, I've found that Seventh Generation works really great!
2) use a water saving shower head- I was surprised, because I could tell no difference really other than that the water seems to come out a little harder, because it sprays a bit
3) use canvas bags
4) recycle
5) use a glass mug for coffee and tea at work
6) use a re-usable lunch bag
7) i don't own a car, so I carpool or use the bus system (this is the one I'm most proudest of, because sometimes it's the one that can be more pain in the butt to do than the others, but sometimes it has it's rewards- many hours of crochet, knitting, and reading have been accomplished this way)
8) use energy saving lightbulbs
9) always turn off lights and anything that I'm not using, lately I've also been unplugging my toaster and microwave when I remember
10) i've been trying to buy natural shampoos & conditioners, but that experience has been mixed, i still buy regular shampoos because my hair is a bit unmanageable and i find the conditioners just don't condition enough for me, so i gotta keep on trying to find a good one!
11) and lastly, at work we get free sodas which come with lots and lots of those pesky rings. so i set up a little bin where people throw them into now and each morning, i pick up at least 20 of them and cut them into little pieces. i think this may be one of my most satisfying things, knowing that nothing will get trapped in them and it takes very little effort :D


aliena said...

Me encanta todo lo que haces. Es genial. Tus muñecos son auténticos y únicos.
Te felicito.
Hasta pronto

Bethany Hissong said...

Eva, thanks so much for all of your great suggestions here and on my blog comments!! I am definitely going to make the new blog a place for people to share, because we learn so much from others! I realized there's a lot more I've changed after you wrote some things. I love Seventh Generation and have been using their products for years! We don't have a Whole Foods here (yet) but over the past few years the regular grocery stores have started carrying better supplies of good food. I think everyone else on my blog likes Fanta too! I am in love with your mushrooms also!!!

ittybittybirdy said...

Good work! Being green is work but supper rewarding! I'm pretty sure your toaster and such like that don't use electricity unless you push the button! I asked my husband about this one. It like an electric fence. It isn't using anything unless its zapping something! Strange right?

Tiffany said...

Phew! I've been trying to contact you somehow for like 30min now, I don't find how to send you a message lol. Well I don't know if you'll see this but I just wanted to tell you I just love your mushroom plushes. It's exactly what I'm looking for my baby's 1st plush (I'm due for March) and I'd like to know if you still have some for sale or are gonna make some in the year. Anyway, I'd love to chat with you about it =)
Here's my e-mail: Nicky_kaunis@hotmail.com
Thank you again! <3

Eva said...

Hi Tiffany, I just sent you an email... it's coming from ekrzemin(at)yahoo(dot)com

I'm going to try to figure out how to set up my email on my blog now :D