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As far as environmentally friendly living where would you rate yourself on a scale from 1-10. What things do you do to try and live a more 'green' lifestyle?
We recycle EVERYTHING. and Compost. We try and grow our own veggies in our graden. We keep our electricity use to a minimum. We plan to cloth diaper this baby. I also sew our own gift bags for wrapping gifts, and we drive a fuel efficient car when making long trips. I'd say generally on a scale from 1-10 or "don't care"-"full fledged hippy" I rank about a 7.
Based on your scale, I would have said 5. But if you're a 7, I think I'm more of a 3-3.5
We recycle and compost most of your leftover foods. Our town just cut garbage pickup to every other week, so it's pretty good motivation to cut back on our garbage.
We donate or sell things we don't need anymore, instead of throwing them out. We used to drive a fuel-efficient little car, but now we have a minivan. We try to grow veggies, but the animals get to them before we do. We use tupperware for snacks and DD's school lunches, instead of ziploc bags.
- We recycle everything possible and sometimes they leave stuff since its actually not recyclable (sidenote - we barely one bag of garbage a week for 2 adults and an infant...our neighbours have 4 adults and a 6 year-old living there and consistently have 4-5 bags a garbage a week...how?!?!)
- Use tupperware for leftovers and such
- Planning a veggie garden for next year
- Buy local
- Wish we had a compost but currently don't
- Cloth diaper part time
- Limit electricity (but that's more from a cost perspective)
- Use cold water for laundry (is that considered green?)
Maybe a three since DD?
I was putting a lot more effort in but a new baby and all the adjustments and the holidays....I was just tired of doing it all so the good Mother will have to fend for herself until life settles down a bit.
We still follow some greener habits like cloth diaper part time, cold wash (except diapers, of course), friendly cleaner and laundry detergent but I've let a lot of other things slide