It's Earth Day!
And I had every intention of posting some fused plastic reusable bags.
But I've had no time to make those bags, so I think I'll just list a couple tiny things that we do to help the Earth.
* Save your bread bags, bags from cereal boxes, and the like and use them instead of buying more sandwich bags. Or instead of those flimsy produce bags at the market. They're heavier and can be rinsed and reused forever. (Or use them for "dog-walking" bags. The opacity is in your favvor there.)
*Use those reusable bags you bought but keep forgetting at home! Use them for all your shopping, not just the marketing. Lots of stores have bags that fold up tight to stay in your purse so you can always have one on hand, if not, roll one up and wrap an elastic around it. Still forgot? Ask for paper.
*Make all your stops in one trip. Instead of going out two or three times to do your errands, make one big trip and save the gas!
*Save those mile-long receipts that chain stores give you and use them to write yourself notes, grocery lists, anything that you need a scrap paper for.
*turn off the tv. and radio. and extra lights.
*Save and reuse your paper takeout/drivethru bags. Most foods are individually wrapped anyway so these usually stay pretty clean. (bonus: The kids will be thrilled when you make burgers at home and present them in these bags.)
What are your little green tricks?