Saturday, August 23, 2008

Reduce Reuse Recycle

With this "new trend" of being green, people are running out and buying up "organic" things, things made of recycled material, blah blah and all that other nonsense...

It costs more both monetarily and to the environment for these so called "green" things (including organic clothing). If you want to "Be Green", please please just reduce your usage of things, waste not and reuse what you can. That's all you have to do!

We've been conscious of what we purchase these days and what packaging it comes in. We've been trying to avoid plastic (containers and bags). With this gallon bottle, you can either recycle it, or reuse it. Here, I turned this container into a watering can. It's light, easy to use/make, and most of all, it's one less piece of crap out there in the universe.

My husband's grandmother left us many vases, containers and other decorative things such as this jug. Although the design isn't "my style", instead of giving it away or letting it sit in the basement, I filled it with some potting soil and a house plant. By combining different vintage or antique containers, you can make a really pretty display.

In what ways are you "being green"?

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