Earth Day 2008

Changes I’ve made to help reduce my carbon footprint since Earth Day 2007.

1. Swapped all light bulbs (except special ones) to CFL’s. Had 1 or 2 prior.
2. Use canvas (besmartbegreen.com) reusable bags WHENEVER POSSIBLE instead of plastic or paper.
3. Recycle more efficiently.
4. Bought SIGG aluminum water canteens to replace plastic water bottle consumption. (hard!)
5. Installed Brita water filtration system on faucet and pitcher in fridge.
6. Aware of all unnecessary lights and/or electrical appliances (turned on or plugged in).
7. Switched most in-home cleaning products to eco-friendly/non-toxic ones (like Method & Seventh Generation).
8. Use HE (high efficiency) washer/dryer + soap.
9. Opt for products made from recycled materials more often.
10. Cut meat consumption in half. Not full vegetarian (although was for a 5 year stint in my early 20′s) but eating almost no red meat.
11. Buying organic produce only. (OrganicExpress.com is now Spud.com) and they deliver!
12. Donate to local eco charity EnvironmentCalifornia.org

Things I’d like to do.

1. Grow our own food – or some at least.
2. Compost.
3. Own at least one Hybrid or electric car in the family. (Although meat is the No.1 cause of Global Warming), they’re still a better option than gas prices!)
4. …I know there’s more! (to be added later)

What changes have you made since Earth Day 2007?

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

1 Comment

  • Kathy

    April 24, 2008 | Reply

    Yay! Good for you!! Thanks for the link.

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