Monday, February 20, 2012

Living Green

I wouldn't say I live my life completely green, that's far from the case.  However, slowly over the past few years, I have been changing small things in my life in an attempt to do good for our planet (you know, turning lights off, shortening my showers, keeping our ac one degree warmer and our furnace one degree cooler, recycling,....the basics).  I know I could be doing more, but then I remind myself, every little thing matters.  Last year we attempted a garden in a small area of a large backyard.  This year, we are going to try to expand it!  We have also decided to plant 3 additional trees in our yard.  We have 3 reasons for this: 1. To help cool down our home and yard during the hot summer months with the shade they will provide, 2. Trees create oxygen, and 3. Food...yep, food.  My kid talked us into doing an apple tree.  I have also taking up the art of canning.  This practice will ensure that almost nothing is wasted from my kitchen and garden.  We have also started reusing some of what we would have thrown away (like bottles, old shirts, and paper).  Sometimes, it's the small things that matter most, and the little things, they can start to add up into something big!  What do you do to help our planet? 



 

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Happy Mothering

3 comments:

Katy said...

Small steps lead to great places...you are already doing so much to help the environment. I am working on this also. xxx

Mrs. T said...

Thank you....hopefully one day we can both do bigger and better things to help the enviroment!

LisaLisa said...

I agree with Katy, small steps to lead to great places.I thanks you for looking out for the environment, we all can do something to help. Great post!