Green Day

Not long ago, a cow-orker asked me what “green” things I do. I told him that I hiked, and he said that didn’t count. Since then, i’ve been thinking about all the things that we do, and have done. In the wake of yet another Earth Day that no one pays attention to, here’s as complete a list I can think of on a Thursday morning:

  • Pay for a share to an organic, Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm.
  • Reuse paper, especially the backs of documentation drafts I print out
  • Take mass transit to work
  • Recycle everything – bottles, papers, cardboard, plastics with 1 or 2 in the recycling triangle
  • Give away stuff we don’t need to our local freecycle.
  • Reuse beer bottles for my homebrew 🙂
  • Wash and reuse plastic flatware at work
  • Use only natural cleaning products at home – vinegar, borax, washing soda.
  • Make our own laundry detergent
  • Pay into NJ’s Clean Energy program; part of our bill goes to wind power.

One thought on “Green Day”

  1. Wow – natural cleaning products! That’s a terrific idea. I hear they work great, too. =D

    I’m evil; my used plasticware goes in the trash. Although I re-purpose them when I can – that useless plastic knife becomes a tea stirrer before it meets its demise… Yes, I drink tea.

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