Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Day 2 for Green Week was How to Use Less Water. This is something I'm really bad at. I take 20 minute showers, I do lots of laundry, I rarely turn off the faucet when I brush my teeth....ehem....I'm not so hippy-dippy when it comes to this. So help me! What do you do to conserve water? Give me some practical ideas besides setting a shower timer and turning off the faucet!
Day 3 for Green Week is Using Less.
This is a big one for me. Using less is something you REALLY have to think about on a daily basis. Some of the things we do are: use Klean Kanteens for our water instead of water bottles, running our ceiling fans 24/7 to help use less A/C, unplugging items that rarely get use, using cloth diapers and cloth grocery bags. There are so many ways to use less paper and plastic. If we have to use plastic, say to store our CSA produce, we reuse it. I label all the bags with what items I store in them and since I wash everything once it gets home there is no need to wash the bag between refilling.
What are some of the things you use less of?
I forgot to post this past week's cookie of the week so here goes:
Another cookie pizza. This time I made it on the Pampered Chef Pizza Stone and topped it with kiwi, starwberries and blueberries. We brought this out to my aunt's house when we went over for dinner this past weekend and it was a hit!
I started a new sock this week....Garter Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks in Trekking XXL color #100. I am LOVING this yarn. LOVING. It has a tight twist and doesn't split and the colors are so interesting as they are striping when knit up!
And the reason I can't keep knitting projects or yarn out in the open...Meet Levi, my 5 year old tuxedo cat...who ate the first sock I ever knit...and who loves yarn!