Ok, John has a new nickname for me, he likes to tease me but he means well, I think!
John Has decided I am a green freak but this quiz http://www.blogthings.com/howgreenisyourlifequiz/ says I am just 68% Green so maybe I am not too freaky? How Knows. When he tells them this I tell him yeah I try to make some small changes to help our health and the planet that our children and grandchildren have to leave on for years to come. I also tell him, to remember I still drive my SUV, still run the AC, still paint my nails, still drink my Coke (even though I do try to go to McDonald's instead of my favorite place Sonic since I can recycle my cup from McDonald's, this might be one reason he calls me a green freak, you think. So I have made several changes around our home in the few months with our health and the health of the world around us in mind.
So I thought I would share a few things we are doing with you so you can see how freaky we are :)
I am composting our yard waste and kitchen scraps (remember no meat) for my flowers and garden next year. John does not like the compost bowl on the counter but it gets emptied at least once a day and it does have a lid :)
I recycle everything I can and lucky we just changed trash companies in town so we can recycle lot and and lots more than we used to. Last week we even had more recycling than trash which was neat. I am a little freaky when I clean the office since I take the cans and bottle from teh top of the trash to recycle. Did you know that every recycled can uses 97% less energy to make than one made from all new materials. And every can you recycle saves 6oz of gas, with gas at $4 a gallon that mounts up.
My cleaning products are some of the aspects that really is starting to worry me and as I need new stuff I am finding nontoxic ones. Did you know you are not suppose to throw unused cleaning products since they are consider hazardous materials. They contain chemicals that are linked to asthma and cancer. One fact that hit home that they are getting into our bodies is that these chemicals are now being found in the bloodstreams of newborns and in mother's milk. So as I need new stuff I am trying to find nontoxic items that work and to me the smell is very important. I still have to use my bleach every once in a while :)
The left pictures is hand soap and dish soap, and I have not used the dish soap yet, still have a little of my old left. the right picture is daily shower spray and tile cleaner which I really like both of them and they smell really clean.