Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Becoming Eco-Friendly!

So there is a new contest at Wayfaring Wanderer (I love looking at her amazing photography) and I decided to participate because its all about sustainability, being green and more eco-friendly. Plus there is a chance to win some cool prizes and I have never done a contest before on here! You're supposed to list 5 things you do right now that are eco-friendly and 5 things you could start doing that would be eco-friendly.

5 Things I do now that are eco-friendly:
  1. I recycle, and I have been doing that since middle school. We actually just got new recycling bins at my house over the weekend!
  2. I use re-usable grocery bags when I shop.
  3. Each of the lights in my room and most of the other lights in our house are compact fluorescent bulbs.
  4. If I should happen to stop at Starbucks on the way to work, I always bring my own mug instead of using a paper cup. Not only is that eco-friendly but they give you a discount for bringing your own mug!
  5. I rarely if ever, purchase bottled water. I use a water bottle that I already have and fill it up to take to the gym or to class.
5 Things I could start doing to be more eco-friendly:
  1. Use my eco-friendly shopping bags for places other than the grocery store.
  2. Convert the rest of the lights in my house to compact flourescent bulbs.
  3. Stop using paper plates at work to eat my lunch on and bring a washable/re-usable plate from home.
  4. Stop using aerosol hairspray (I swear sometimes I am the reason for a hole in the ozone layter...lol).
  5. Use more eco-friendly cleaning products around the house, they seem to be easier to find at the local grocery store now!
So if you would like to participate in this contest click here and see the rules for the contest! You have until Sunday at midnight to participate!

1 comment:

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

We do a lot of the same things! Except that I don't drink coffee.....I'm a tea gal :o)

I'm so glad you participated!!