there were two things i was certain of when i got engaged
the guy i was going to marry
and that there would be mason jars at my wedding
lots of them
everything else seemed to fall into place
around all the mason jars of course
...and then came baby...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

it's easy being green: eco-friendly ideas

{via spoon sisters}

{via vintage schwinn}

{reusable sandwich bag via time out}

{via wikimedia}

{via klean kanteen}

so it's about 142 degrees here in new york and i've got the air conditioner blasting and can't seem to guzzle enough cold water.

which got me thinking about mother earth...

i always keep this handy "baggu" bag in my purse for spur-of-the-moment grocery shopping. i NEVER leave home without my klean kanteen full of filtered water. and public transportation is my best friend. so i like to think i'm eco-conscious, but there is no doubt i could be doing more.

here are just a few tips on ways to conserve during these super hot months:

* keep your curtains/blinds closed during the daytime
* leave only necessary lighting on during light hours
* switch out your old light bulbs for new compact fluorescent ones
* use cold water to wash your clothes (and only do full loads)
* hang clothes to dry

would love to get some input/ideas from all of you on ways that you cut down your carbon footprint.

oh & i'll be following this post with eco-friendly wedding ideas so stay tuned!


Suzer said...

Already see that that my mom used one of your tips...the blinds in our very hot kitchen have been down for 2 days to keep the sun out :) love ya!

Anonymous said...

I love my baggu too! One of my friends actually welcomed their hotel guests with their favorite treats and a bottle of wine presented in a reusable baggu grocery bag. Awesome!