Monday, June 30, 2008

Going Green...

Okay, so after seeing Wall-e this past weekend, I get it. I finally get it. I have been interested in recycling for a long time but I have had many road blocks...from not living in a recycling area to the people not picking it up as they were supposed to.
Anyhow, for whatever reason I haven't before, I have finally figured out the WHY of going green. I think I had held onto a misconception that going green was for hippy treehuggers (no offense of course, lol).
Anyway....I am researching it today and will start to put everything into motion to try to do our part for the world and teach the kids. It'll be a fun part of school too, I'm sure. The kids are always into fun new things like this. They loved our new 'swirly' lightbulbs. :)
My only complaint is that I keep hearing about walking or riding a bike to save on gas and emissions. They do not seem to take into account those of us who live too dang far away from town to ride a bike! If I were to ride a bike to the store then I might be back TOMORROW! :) It makes me feel bad. There isn't even a public transit thing way out here so that doesn't help. It makes me feel bad in a way but there's nothing I can do about it. Maybe I should start riding a horse....okay, maybe not. I'm afraid of heights! lol!
But anyway....we're going green. I'll keep you posted on how it's going. Wish us luck!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Going green does take some getting used to, but is definately healthier for your family and the enviroment. I switched to all green cleaners in the house to eliminate toxic bleach fumes and other harmful chemicals. I feel a lot better about letting the kids help with cleaning when they are using safe products. Vinegar does wonders:) Ants don't like the smell either.
Be careful not to crack the swirly lightbulbs because they contain a tiny bit of mercury. We use them too. They are fine as long as you are careful upon changing them out.
Good Luck with going green!