I'd like to say that as the years pass, I've been trying to make more of a conscious effort to do my part for saving the Earth.
Now that the snow is gone, we try to bike most places in town for errands, etc, instead of driving the van (Of course, my boys still balk at this quite a bit... even today at lunch, they asked if I'd drive them back to school, because it was cold out. I'd sent them with two jackets and a pair of mitts this morning. They only came home with a hoodie. *insert rolleyes emoticon here.)
I also carry my own bags when I go shopping (& reuse the few plastic ones I have for garbage.)
I've started buying green cleaners, as I've run out of my old ones.
And I recycle. Even in my scrap space, I have different containers one for garbage and one for recycling.
And I try to reuse things if possible.
For instance, I rooted through our leftover paint yesterday and found some that was a nice colour (Benjamin Moore Brandy Cream), so I used it to paint the basement bathroom. I tried it on one rec room wall, too, but Cameron thinks it isn't bright enough for a basement. I think we're going to go with Pittsburgh Paints Sugar something (this we'll purchase). But, there's also almost a gallon of Benjamin Moore Bradstreet Beige which will use for the long wall as a feature wall and we have some leftover Benjamin Moore Cloud White which I'll use for trim.
I have to say though, a lot of my reusing strategies probably have more to do with saving money than with saving the environment. ;)
So, today, I have the fun jobs of painting a second coat in the bathroom, removing some wallpaper border (I think they used super glue to put it on initially!) and painting some trim.
Before I go, I wanted to share a layout that I made on Saturday.
With my scrapping supplies, I really try to use most of my patterned paper on as many layouts as I can. If I decide I don't like it anymore, I give it to Sage or sell it at MSS's scrappy garage sale. My scraps I save (I actually reorganized these by manufacturer recently and am finding that this system is really working well for me!) & reuse on other layout or for cards.
I love this Fetching line by Pink Paislee Fetching line by Pink Paislee:
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*Edited to include this: check out Paper Trunk's blog to see what super fun thing they're doing for Earth Day.