Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Amy&Andy

Going Green :)

Recommended Posts

Other things I thought of:

 

- i don't use teflon pans

- we try and buy organic dog food as much as possible. Our pup also has a hemp leash and collar.

- old or unused clothes, toys, etc are donated.

- i don't take baths and my showers are only 10 minutes

- we use ceiling fans and not the AC (unless it gets super hot and I only turn on the AC because of Aiden...)

- we grill in green friendly ways

- damaged/stained clothing that can't be donated is recycled into cleaning rags

- we use a resuable coffee filter

- use rechargable batteries

 

 

 

Also, the whole green thing has become a huge trend lately. I think it's awesome, but there's unfortunately some companies who want to profit on this trend and market themselves as "green" when they are not. So be aware of greenwashing and do your research with companies that promise green products. Some of them are not!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by JessicaLovesBrian View Post
Other things I thought of:

- i don't use teflon pans
- we try and buy organic dog food as much as possible. Our pup also has a hemp leash and collar.
-old or unused clothes, toys, etc are donated.
- i don't take baths and my showers are only 10 minutes
- we use ceiling fans and not the AC (unless it gets super hot and I only turn on the AC because of Aiden...
- we grill in green friendly ways
- damaged/stained clothing that can't be donate is recycled into cleaning rags
- we use a resuable coffee filter
- use rechargable batteries



Also, the whole green thing has become a huge trend lately. I think it's awesome, but there's unfortunately some companies who want to profit on this trend and market themselves as "green" when they are not. So be aware of greenwashing and do your research with companies that promise green products. Some of them are not!
Thanks for the reminder. And I forgot about the teflon. I hate teflon. I don't use anything that says "no stick". And I love rechargable batteries for the camera.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh! And booksharing!!! I do that. I use bookmooch.com to trade my old books and get new ones as well as do booksharing/bookswapping with friends, etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great thread ladies!!! DH and I battle over being green, and while we aren't the greenest, we do try to do our part. We recycle everything, and now that we have a house, we started a compost pile in our yard (which is awesome!) and we don't use any chemicals in our garden. We just ordered praying mantis eggs to keep the bugs down (thanks for the idea... - I can't remember who it was on here!). We use canvas bags for groceries, and all of our appliances are HE.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We are Seattle kids so it's easier for us to be green than other cities.

 

- We recycle everything we can. Some cities aren't easy to recycle in because you have to drive to the recycling place rather than home pick up. Some cities are also super picky about what types of materials they accept for recycling.

- All the bulbs that can be are energy efficient.

- We unplug what we can. One big one is the DVR box that our cable goes through. We used a watt meter thing to see how much energy it used while "off" - it was a crap ton!!

- I take a non-disposable lunch bag to work

- We use reusable storage containers as much as possible

- We reuse containers - eg. big yogurt containers, jars - for storage

- We try to buy some things in bulk to reduce packaging waste.

- DH uses mass transit for work. I take a ferry for part of my commute.

- On weekends we rarely drive.

- We try to go meat free 3 days a week.

- We use green cleaning products as much as we can.

- We have dual flush low flow toilets. There are separate buttons for pee and poo so you use less water when just flushing pee.

- We don't have AC.

- Our house uses radiant heating/cooling

- We take our own travel cups to coffee places so we don't waste the paper cups.

- We use bamboo as much as possible. Our floors are bamboo. We also have bamboo fiber sheets and bamboo serving dishes.

 

As for the future I can never decide if cloth diapers or disposable are better. Obviously it's good not to throw stuff away, but I've read that once you factor in the delivery truck gas usage to get disposables to you and the water/soap wasted washing them that it pretty much evens out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is such a great thread! I follow some of them but will try and do more. Green is going to be my last name! I better start living that way!! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm impressed ladies! Fi and I feel like we are the only people who recycle in our building cause all we see in there is our stuff and we recycle every piece of cardboard not just the big ones. I sort of feel like our super hates us but oh well!

 

I don't really have any new ideas to add and I already do several of the ones mentioned in the past threads. What I can do that I read above still is:

 

- get rid of all harsh chemicals ( I still have some left, some green stuff tho)

-unplug power strips when not in use. (been meaning to do this)

- we are mostly organic but not 100% yet

 

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"As for the future I can never decide if cloth diapers or disposable are better. Obviously it's good not to throw stuff away, but I've read that once you factor in the delivery truck gas usage to get disposables to you and the water/soap wasted washing them that it pretty much evens out."

 

I have heard that this is just a fact Disposable diaper companies have put out there. If you do a load of cloth diapers every few days you are still being better to the environment then if you buy disposable. That being said I will admit with my first we used cloth but since hubby is on parental leave this time we use disposable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by saraece View Post
"As for the future I can never decide if cloth diapers or disposable are better. Obviously it's good not to throw stuff away, but I've read that once you factor in the delivery truck gas usage to get disposables to you and the water/soap wasted washing them that it pretty much evens out."

I have heard that this is just a fact Disposable diaper companies have put out there. If you do a load of cloth diapers every few days you are still being better to the environment then if you buy disposable. That being said I will admit with my first we used cloth but since hubby is on parental leave this time we use disposable.
But think of all the chemicals and waste that goes in to MAKING disposable. Of course sposie companies say its even. Its not to me. The emissions gas and runoff from those companies is way more than it would ever be with cloth.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm soooo glad this thread is still going. I took a list home and showed DH and we are ready to make even more changes!

 

We had registered for these pans from Macy's, but didn't get them. I'm also concerned about teflon and non stick things. What do the "greenies" think of thesehuh.gif

 

Martha Stewart Collection - Macy's

 

I want to return a few of the other items we received and get them. We did get organic cotton towells from our registry, which was super exciting!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • Another option is to find an app that allows for group talk. This Wedding Party App looks pretty neat. https://apracticalwedding.com/wedding-party-app/ 
    • Hi Everyone, So, I was cleaning out my closet and realized that I never sold off my extra wedding OOT bag stuff from our wonderful DW.   46 Daily Spanish for Dummies 30 Pool colored OOT fabric bags - approximately 13in x 13in. They lay flat.  I used them for our wedding and they were perfect for everything we needed to fit in each bag. There’s a slight shade variation in the group; I’m guessing some were cut from a different bolt of fabric.  They are also a little wrinkled from storage and will probably be wrinkled from shipping. I have three additional ones, but they somehow got something on them (likely toddler related). If needed, I can try to wash it out and send those as well. 
    • I’m getting married in six months to my foreign girlfriend. I was advised by a friend that one of the things I need to do before saying I do is to get a prenuptial agreement. Basically it’s supposed to protect my assets and properties in case my relationship with my future wife goes down the drain. I don’t know though if this is an acceptable practice when marrying Kiev ladies. I don’t want to do it if it would be insulting on her end. I need advice on this. Please help me.
    • So we are currently looking for an all inclusive resort for the wedding. We have 60 guests and found all the Dreams resorts as options and all of them gave us a quote and discounted price since it’s off season etc. Resorts in Punta Canta gave us a reasonable price, Dominicus gave us a really good deal then La Romana Resort and Spa gave us their regular price and so hard to negotiate. Will someone tell us how special is this resort that they won’t give us a good discount when all my guests are staying in their resort for 5-8 days. We are bringing $$$ in their resort and not give us a discount?  What is so special with this resort?  Can somebody recommend a beautiful resort? 
    • Hello Everyone, Share your favorite wedding venues. And also give me a Solution. I choose Wedding Venues in mobile al the Anne-marie cottage.
  • Topics

×