Once again, it's earth day and I hope that everyone is doing what they can to live a green life!
We actually are more active and aggressive with recycling and reusing which is a good thing. I'm having a hard time getting my family to let go of the plastic bottles of water, though. We have a Brita, and I take a reusable water bottle to work - so what's up with the bottles? I've always had a hard time paying for bottled water anyway. I realize there are times when it might be necessary......but, I'm working on them.
I am continuing my "green" mission from last year: I'm doing my part to save on excessive packaging and I now buy my peanut M & Ms in nothing less than a five pound bag! Every little bit helps, I say.
The library has finally decided to get rid of their pesky plastic bags. We're making the move this earth week to replace them with reusable library bags. Each branch gave away about 250 of them last week and will be selling them now for $1 to patrons. It will be a horrible transition for some (it's like taking away a pacifier from a baby), but how can you argue with the good that you're doing by not using plastic.
I'm just as guilty....we have a ton of canvas bags (we get them from conferences and meetings and such) and we've converted most of them to grocery bags and if we could only remember to TAKE THEM INTO THE STORE, we'd be doing good. IF the store did not supply the plastic bags, we'd be sure to remember to bring them in. And that goes for ALL the stores......it's time. That's why I was so glad that we are no longer using plastic at the library.
Have a great weekend, and.................GO GREEN....................