Are you an ecochick?
I care for the environment and in my own little way I try to live as green as possible so I would consider myself a semi eco-chick!!!
Being in science, I have to read a lot of scientific articles. While it is always better to have a hard copy, to preserve paper I have started reading pdfs on my computer. Less paper= save trees!
Additionally we have a recycling program at work, so every week I carry out all our paper junk to get it recycled.
Clearly things haven’t been cleared out for a while 🙂
The reaction to the use of reusable bags differs from store to store. I always feel so positive when I take reusable bags to Earthfare and Kroger. But at walmart, I am not lying to ya, I have not once seen a rep who has not grimaced. I hate going to that store.
The most important and the simplest way to be a stylish eco-chick is to switch off the lights when not in a room. Not only saves energy, saves $$ too!
A better choice, use white lights instead of yellow.
Both the husband and I play our part to reduce the landfill waste by using BPA free reusable water bottles. We prefer refilling our bottles with filtered tap water than the bottled water.
I’ll admit to this, while brushing and flossing my teeth I let the water run. Really really bad. But I am consciously making an effort to make an improvement here. Additionally except on the weekends we have limited our shower time to 7-10 minutes.
Organic and vegetarian
We are 95% vegetarians. While seafood is my love, the husband gravitates more towards chicken. I strictly buy organic chicken, eggs, milk and cheese. While my veg. shopping is not completely organic yet, I try to buy the dirty dozen organic always.
Eco-friendly cleaners (Our 5/20 assignment )
Replace regular bathroom cleaners with either eco friendly options or use domestic stuff like vinegar and baking soda. I would love to switch to seventh generation completely but I need to finish up my clorox green works products first! To start off, I bought a Seventh generation all purpose cleaner!
Green works bathroom cleaner, want to replace these.
Areas of Improvement:
- Take my own coffee mug to Starbucks.
- Save water while brushing.
- Learn about the trash recycling program set up at our apartment to discard things knowledgeably.
While there may be many more areas of improvement, I think these are good to begin with right?!
Are you an eco-chick? If yes then I would love to know your tips for living green?