What better time to get started then on Earth Day!
I admit it.
I’m fine with that.
I created this post from a great idea on posting Great Green Goals for 2009 by Crunchy Domestic Goddess.
Ok, so this might seem like a huge list, but I too once started out small. I have been recycling and doing many green things for years. I still have lots more to do though and I love doing my part for our planet and the people that live here.
First, here are some green things I started doing in 2008:
We ate out at restaurants far less than the year before
Walked to places more, even while doing errands
Planted vegetables from seeds in late February and March
Reused plastic food containers for seedlings instead of buying new plastic pots to start seeds in
Transplanted vegetables into the garden
Began the transformation of our front yard that is small into a grass-less area
Did NOT use our lawn mower in 2008!!! Manual labor, YES!! ;)
Picked up A LOT of litter in our neighborhood and at parks
Bought reusable water bottles- SIGGS and a Camel Bak-Hydration Pack for Word Geek (because I loved the one he gave me so much!) to use instead of buying plastic water bottles
Air dried clothes in the house this past fall/this winter
Used reusable bags for grocery shopping, used them with other shopping sometimes
Composted more, ALL fruit and vegetable waste, egg shells too
Planted two fruit trees on my parents property, a peach tree for Love Bug and a cherry tree for Lizard Man
Stopped shopping at Wal-Mart in May, yah!
Used Charlie’s Soap for our laundry
Used Dr. Bronner’s for dish and hand soap
Stopped getting receipts at the ATM
Switched from kitty litter to shredded paper in our cats litter box
Received more houseplants from family and kept most of them alive!
Gave a couple of houseplants to friends
Handmade some birthday gifts and Christmas gifts
Used newspaper to wrap Christmas gifts
Made a few recycled items for My Etsy Shop!
Ok, here are my Great Green Goals for 2009!
Write more posts on my green blog! I have a lot of knowledge to help inspire others that I would like to share that I think in the end could help our planet.
Cook more meals from scratch, eat out even less than last year
Use my reusable shopping bags even more than last year-for ALL shopping trips
Line dry clothes outside in the warmer months again (we haven't done this for quite awhile)
Keep growing more houseplant varieties
Give even more houseplants away to friends and family
Use our dehydrator!
Start making yogurt from scratch again (we haven't done this for quite sometime either)
Continue the transformation of our front yard that is small, into a grass-less area, planting hostas, flowers, maybe even some edible plants
Sell our lawn mower
Buy a manual lawn mower for our backyard or use more of our backyard for garden space
Tune up bicycles and ride!
Plant two more fruit trees on my parent’s property, at least one for Love Bug and one for Lizard Man
Plant a fruit tree on our property
Plant more fruit bushes on our property
Plant more seedlings this year than last year
Have a garden with lots of veggies and MAINTAIN IT
Build at least one compost bin to be able to make it a bit easier and alternate it with our current compost bin
Buy or somehow make one container to collect rain water to use for plants
Buy more rechargeable batteries, and use for everything (except continue to buy non-rechargeable batteries for the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors)
Buy, make, and use only reusable feminine products
Buy or sew some covers for Love Bug’s cloth diapers that are not all-in-ones, so I don’t “need” to buy china made plastic pants
Learn how to sew better and make at least a couple of gifts for the kids
Make a lot more recycled items for My Etsy Shop!
And continue with everything we’ve been doing from 2008 and past years!
I hope something here inspires you to do more green things for our planet!
Look for more green posts coming soon!
Happy Earth Day!
Go green! Make it your green resolution!