it’s the little things that count

April 17, 2010 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

sure, you opt out of the whole “paper v. plastic” debate by bringing your own cloth bags to the grocery store.  you combine your trips to minimize gas; or maybe you take public transportation or use your own power to get places.  (personally, i miss living close enough to everything to make this more feasible.)  you recycle, even those little bits of paper that others might throw out.  you reduce by buying bulk and limiting packaging.  you reuse your brains out.  but i bet there are tons of little things you do that help out, too.

kudos for those who keep a bucket by their shower and use the “warming up water” for their plants.  yay for brooms and dry mops with reusable cloths instead of swiffers and vacuums every time.  yippee for refinishing an old piece of furniture instead of buying new.  woohoo for xeriscaping.  and can i hear it for letting it mellow?

what other little things do you do that reduce waste and recycle/reuse?  what little things do you do for mother earth?  here’s one of my contributions for today.  plus it totally helps me out when the heat comes on and i want an iced coffee–but am never together enough to actually make stronger coffee–the coffee ice cube!

why pour that coffee down the drain when you don’t finish it?  okay, admittedly, that doesn’t happen that often, but when it does, freeze the leftovers in ice cube trays and cool down coffee drinks without diluting them!  keep the cubes in a reusable container and whip them out for a refreshing beverage.  mmmm!

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