Monday, May 3, 2010

Cascadian Farm Giveaway Winner!


Congrats to Jane Valentine!

She is the lucky winner of a boatload of organic cereal from Cascadian Farm and MyBlogSpark!

I appreciate all the entries and your sharing of the 'green' things you do to make our earth a better place.

Since I required it for entry it is only fair that I tell you how we attempt to be greener.....

1. We reduce the amount of trash by recycling. Our city takes quite a bit of everything, most plastic (including lids), phonebooks, disposable pie pans, rinsed aluminum foil (to name a few)

2. I use (and getting quite a collection it seems) of the reuseable grocery bags. I just got a new one yesterday for trading in some of my plastic grocery bags for a cloth one (our city incentive to stop using plastic)

3. I grow as many vegetables as my little garden can fit. This year we have tomatoes, zucchini, green peppers, yellow peppers and jalapenos. I have every herb imaginable hanging off my deck railing.

4. Starting yesterday and every Sunday I save all my produce shopping for our local farmer's market. It is good to support your local farmers. Bring cash. When you doing something like buying asparagus 5.00 per pound and the scales tip to 5.10, if the farmer says 5.00 pay them what you owe. I told the farmer...."oh no, those dimes makes dollars. You get the full amount, don't cheat yourself."

5. We unplug most of all electrical items not in use, you know the fridge, stove and a few other big items we can't reach behind...they stay plugged in.

6. We wash only in cold water and use the RECOMMENDED amount of concentrated laundry soap!

7. We shower by getting wet, turn off the water, soap up/shampoo, turn the water back on to rinse off.

8. When it is just the two of us in the house....we follow the 'if it's yellow, let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down' policy. This policy is waived when guests are around....LOL.

I know we could do more. I toy with the composting thing. Since I've seen raccoons eating the bread I put out for the birds....I am fearful of the compost bin being 'ransacked' by that masked varmit. But as I's the little things that if we all did it together it would start to make an impact.

Thanks again Cascadian Farm and MyBlogSpark and Jane....stock up on that milk GIRL!


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