i’m trying to be more environmentally conscious when it comes to the decisions i make regarding the day-to-day stuff of life.
while i’m not a “tree-hugger” by any stretch of the imagination, i find myself wanting to do a better job in doing my part to make this world a greener place:
- we only own one car
- we use public transportation to get to/from work and use it whenever possible
lately, we (my lovely and i) have been trying to reduce the amount of waste we produce (starting first with our workday lunches) – we now use tupperware for our sandwiches instead of ziploc baggies, reusable lunch sacks instead of brown paper bags, and only try to purchase products that are conscious when it comes to the amount of packaging used for their product. i plan on bringing in my own set of silverware to work so i no longer have to us the plastic utensils that are thrown away after a single use.
we’re trying to eat locally – food produced within our home region rather than items trucked in from halfway across the country. (supporting local farmers in the process) we’re beginning to shop more at farmer’s markets (there are plenty in seattle – many year-round, too), and we’re looking into joining co-ops such as full circle for our produce.
this is the only planet we’ve got, and i want to do my (albeit small) part in making this world a better place on many different levels.
in what ways are you doing your part to help the environment and local businesses?