Sunday, June 7, 2009
Save Some Green & Be Green
I obviously like to save money and, to some extent, work to be "green" - we recycle (Phoenix as a great program and picks up once a week). I use reusable containers when storing leftovers. And I try to get all of my driving done in one trip to avoid driving more than necessary. Where I fall short is on my constant use of paper towels (back to that "I have too many dogs" excuse!) and I still buy bottled water...(and I'm certain there are lots of other things I should be doing, but don't).
The April '09 issue of "Woman's Day" (p.16) had a great feature on this particular topic. A few of the suggestions include:
* Ditching paper towels and using a sponge or old kitchen towels instead.
* Buy the smaller size concentrated liquid laundry detergent (cuts back on packaging)
* Cut 5 minutes from your daily shower (this saves water and your water bill!)
* Use old loofahs to scrub your tub.
* Attach a scratched DVD or CD to a child's bike as a safety reflector.
For more ideas along this line, check the cited issue or go www.womansday.com.