I found these at the Five Points Community Farmer’s Market in Norfolk, VA.
And Amelia at the Green Alternatives store in Norfolk, VA. found a new use for an old window. (Which she displayed beautifully in her store near the cash register.)
Cloth glued on glass panes of an old window.
Beer bottle cap ideas sent in by readers:
This comes straight off the Georgia Department of Community Affairs poster where I used to pay my water bill at City Hall:
I owe learning this lesson to my sister.
Posted in Reducing
Tagged Drinking water, Energy, Environment, military lifestlye, military spouse, militaryzerowaste, Shower, turning off the water, wasting water, Water, Water Resources, zero waste
My friend Hope called me early this year and told me this story and sent me these pictures. I felt I should share it–mainly because I found it so disturbing.
Perfectly good thrown out food.
I’m always shocked when I’m in the home of an intelligent individual who leaves the lights on in every room. But we weren’t all brought up with, “Did you leave the light on?” constantly heard from the age of birth. And for this, I thank my parents.
I’m trying to use less electric light, and more sunlight.
I try to buy cage-free eggs. They come in cardboard instead of styrofoam, but for double the price, I have no idea if they really are cage-free. How do you really know? All the other eggs at the commissary are offered in God-forbid–styrofoam!
Now what to do with the empty styrofoam….
Posted in Recycling, Reusing
Tagged Egg carton, Farmer's Market, Free-range eggs, green lifestyle, military lifestlye, military spouse, recycling styrofoam, reusing egg cartons, styrofoam, zero waste
I overheard a conversation this month:
“We need to go buy wrapping paper tomorrow.”
“Wrapping paper. Why?”
“Uh, because you’re going to wrap my presents before you give them to me, that’s why.”
Which got my little green mind to thinking….why do presents have to be wrapped in wrapping paper? Because of tradition? Because that’s what we remember as kids? Because that’s what’s expected or what we’ve always done? My husband says, “Why do they have to be wrapped at all?”
Our persimmon tree in the backyard was full of persimmons about three weeks ago, right when they started changing from green to orange. Suddenly, they all mysteriously disappeared….