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Re: What small things did you do today to reduce your environmental impact?
« Reply #550 on: January 30, 2018, 02:22:05 AM »
Walked to work today and will walk back again in the afternoon. 7,5 km each way.

Wow!!


I don't think I have anything to report today. We've got all the doors and windows open to cool our house down, but that's something we always do.

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« Reply #551 on: January 30, 2018, 04:43:52 PM »
I really wish there would be a more sustainable way to fly (e.g. huge improvements in "mileage" for planes). I love to travel and have many friends abroad so even though I could avoid it, I really don't want to.

After FIRE you could perhaps stay longer in the same region and with that fly less frequent.

They are experimenting with electric planes, but for the moment only for short stretches.


I love travelling by train, but of course that more or less requires you stay in the same continent. I have taken the train to and in many countries in Europe. It takes more time, but the scenery is often very beautiful and you meet loads of locals.

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Re: What small things did you do today to reduce your environmental impact?
« Reply #552 on: February 01, 2018, 07:19:23 AM »
Tried cooking a new vegetarian dish yesterday... was trying to replicate a Vietnamese noodle stirfry that my new sister-in-law made for us last year.  I didn't get it quite right, but to my surprise the kids yummed it up and even complimented me!

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« Reply #553 on: February 02, 2018, 01:27:42 AM »
I can always write this in both this thread and in the "what small things did you save money on today", because saving environment goes often hand in hand with saving money.

Walked to work today and will walk back again in the afternoon.

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Re: What small things did you do today to reduce your environmental impact?
« Reply #554 on: February 02, 2018, 04:28:58 PM »
In addition to the usual text, this week I also got a letter from the library saying that my reservation was in.

Noooooooooo.

A text is fine. Don't kill a tree, too!

I opted out this morning.

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« Reply #555 on: February 02, 2018, 08:15:10 PM »
I took my used plastic bags to the fruits and veggie store and re-used them.  I always use my re-use carry out bags.

The big one though is that I am dating a vegan and learning to eat way less meat!  Woohoo, win-win for me!

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Re: What small things did you do today to reduce your environmental impact?
« Reply #556 on: February 02, 2018, 08:44:42 PM »
Bought locally caught fish with minimal packaging.
Making zero waste baby food (baby approved!).
Set the air con a few degrees higher. It's still plenty cold!
Sorted through hand-me-downs to work out what we can use and what we should pass on.
Had to buy petrol today (that's has to the Americans) - first time since November!!
Making (hopefully delicious) vegan chickpea "meatballs" for dinner.

Plus normal things - cloth nappies, line drying washing, etc.

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Re: What small things did you do today to reduce your environmental impact?
« Reply #557 on: February 05, 2018, 11:56:40 PM »
I went to town to pick up one of our cars after it's EU control. DH offered to drive me to the train station in the morning. I thought it was a stupid idea that he had to get up early in the morning and let the car drive 2 km downhill and then 2 km back uphill meeting all the downhill-sliding other cars. So I walked down. And then I took the train to town.

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« Reply #558 on: February 06, 2018, 04:08:13 PM »
Replaced the ink cartridges in my reusable fountain pens rather than buying new plastic pens.

Line drying laundry
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Re: What small things did you do today to reduce your environmental impact?
« Reply #559 on: February 06, 2018, 08:11:42 PM »
Used my diva cup instead of buying tampons. 

Hung laundry.

Made pinto beans in the instapot. 

Gathered eggs from our backyard, put chicken poop from coop into an unused corner of the garden to "cool" and eventually go into garden soil.  Not the garbage can like I used to do.

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« Reply #560 on: February 06, 2018, 08:29:34 PM »
Used my diva cup instead of buying tampons. 

Hung laundry.

Made pinto beans in the instapot. 

Gathered eggs from our backyard, put chicken poop from coop into an unused corner of the garden to "cool" and eventually go into garden soil.  Not the garbage can like I used to do.

Ok this might sound weird, but in my area chicken owners give away or swap their chicken poo for garden produce. It's good stuff. Likewise worm castings. Might be an option if you have more than you can deal with?

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Re: What small things did you do today to reduce your environmental impact?
« Reply #561 on: February 06, 2018, 09:02:41 PM »
As always, laundry gets hung on the line to dry, or if it is more delicate clothing (eg bras), it gets hung up inside on clothes racks in the living room so the UV and heat doesn't destroy the fabric.

Dinner last night (and leftovers tonight) was vegan. Chickpea salad (tinned chickpeas) with red onion, lemon juice and olive oil, plus cherry tomatoes and parsley from my garden plus a big handful of mint from my friend's garden (getting mint from her garden also pruned the mint so she was happy, I was happy).

I caught the bus home from work, even though it was horribly hot in the sun walking home from the bus stop.



Used my diva cup instead of buying tampons. 

Hung laundry.

Made pinto beans in the instapot. 

Gathered eggs from our backyard, put chicken poop from coop into an unused corner of the garden to "cool" and eventually go into garden soil.  Not the garbage can like I used to do.

Ok this might sound weird, but in my area chicken owners give away or swap their chicken poo for garden produce. It's good stuff. Likewise worm castings. Might be an option if you have more than you can deal with?

Oh yeah, I'd be happy to chuck some chicken poo in my compost! When I first got my compost bin, a colleague gave me a bucket of straw bedding/chicken poo from her chooks to get my compost bin started. I was pretty happy with that :)

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« Reply #562 on: February 06, 2018, 09:31:20 PM »
..Chickpea salad (tinned chickpeas) with red onion, lemon juice and olive oil, plus cherry tomatoes and parsley from my garden plus a big handful of mint...

Yum, this sounds like a salad my dad used to make. He added boiled egg tho.

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« Reply #563 on: February 06, 2018, 11:59:01 PM »

Used my diva cup instead of buying tampons. 

Hung laundry.

Made pinto beans in the instapot. 

Gathered eggs from our backyard, put chicken poop from coop into an unused corner of the garden to "cool" and eventually go into garden soil.  Not the garbage can like I used to do.

Ok this might sound weird, but in my area chicken owners give away or swap their chicken poo for garden produce. It's good stuff. Likewise worm castings. Might be an option if you have more than you can deal with?

Oh yeah, I'd be happy to chuck some chicken poo in my compost! When I first got my compost bin, a colleague gave me a bucket of straw bedding/chicken poo from her chooks to get my compost bin started. I was pretty happy with that :)

DH bought chicken poo fertilizer and put it in our flower garden. After that there grew an awful lot of weeds in that garden. You might want to be careful with that product. Maybe boil it first before use.

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Re: What small things did you do today to reduce your environmental impact?
« Reply #564 on: February 07, 2018, 06:48:59 AM »

Used my diva cup instead of buying tampons. 

Hung laundry.

Made pinto beans in the instapot. 

Gathered eggs from our backyard, put chicken poop from coop into an unused corner of the garden to "cool" and eventually go into garden soil.  Not the garbage can like I used to do.

Ok this might sound weird, but in my area chicken owners give away or swap their chicken poo for garden produce. It's good stuff. Likewise worm castings. Might be an option if you have more than you can deal with?

Oh yeah, I'd be happy to chuck some chicken poo in my compost! When I first got my compost bin, a colleague gave me a bucket of straw bedding/chicken poo from her chooks to get my compost bin started. I was pretty happy with that :)

DH bought chicken poo fertilizer and put it in our flower garden. After that there grew an awful lot of weeds in that garden. You might want to be careful with that product. Maybe boil it first before use.

We have chickens, and if our compost is predominantly made of chicken litter and poo, and not enough grass clippings/vegetable leftovers/coffee grounds, we get too much leafy growth in our garden.  Chicken waste is very nitrogen-rich, and nitrogen based fertilizers promote vegetative growth and overall health of plants.  Two years ago we got the biggest most beautiful tomato plants ever, and tiny tiny little fruits.

Also, you're supposed to let it sit or compost for a while before you add it, because it can kind of burn your plants if you just add it straight.

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« Reply #565 on: February 07, 2018, 10:44:15 AM »
Didn't turn on the heating even though it's the coldest day this winter so far. It's still 16 C  / 61 F inside, no need for extra heating. We always have an extra blanket on our bed during winter, when it's freezing we have two blankets on top of our duvet.

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Re: What small things did you do today to reduce your environmental impact?
« Reply #566 on: February 08, 2018, 02:00:57 AM »
When I had a hypo (low blood sugar) this afternoon, I ate 2 black jelly beans instead of chucking them in the bin or the compost. (black jelly beans are gross :p)

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Re: What small things did you do today to reduce your environmental impact?
« Reply #567 on: February 09, 2018, 04:26:21 AM »
Walked to work and will walk back again later.

This weekend I will take the train to the city on Saturday and Sunday. I will try to get up early enough to walk to the train station as well (25 minutes walking), instead of driving.

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« Reply #568 on: February 16, 2018, 04:46:37 AM »
Very small thing but I had to buy envelopes and agonized for a bit over whether to buy the peel and stick ones that don't leave a horrible aftertaste but create trash or the ones you have to lick. I opted for the more eco-friendly ones.

This would never have occurred to me but I suspect it's going to be one of those things I can't unsee!

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« Reply #569 on: February 16, 2018, 04:20:10 PM »
I am new to this. Just the fact that a random plastic bottle I throw away doesn't decompose for  ~450 years blows me away. Definitely not the kind of legacy I want to leave behind.

My todays work -

1. Opted out of redplum  advertising at:
https://www.redplum.com/tools/direct-mail-preferences

2. Opted out of valpak coupons (have pretty much never used it) :
https://www.valpak.com/coupons/show/mailinglistsuppression

3. Opted out of credit card solicitation mails though was initially very apprehensive about providing ssn  online - but after extensive googling it seems legit (I hope)
https://www.optoutprescreen.com

After this stumbled on the app paperkarma that does this for you. Haven't  checked it out though - has anyone else any experience using this app?
Also planning to signup at the direct marketing agency site to take me off their mailing list
https://dmachoice.thedma.org/register.php

To others out there who have done this -- does this work and stop all the junk mail?



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« Reply #570 on: February 16, 2018, 04:59:15 PM »
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Anyone have experience with stuff wilting in the refrigerator?  I bought a more expensive bunch of carrots and just threw them in the crisper.  I forgot about them for a while and found them all wilted.  The huge bag left open lasts for months??

The carrots that you buy are usually a variety of carrot that is a storage variety.  Many of the baby carrots sold with the greens attached are bred to be sweet and not for storage.   Removing the green tops ASAP will help all carrots from wilting so quickly. 

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Re: What small things did you do today to reduce your environmental impact?
« Reply #571 on: February 18, 2018, 02:58:28 AM »
I paid the few cents CO2 compensation premium on my bus ticket. Not sure if it's gonna make any difference, but at least I tried.

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Re: What small things did you do today to reduce your environmental impact?
« Reply #572 on: February 18, 2018, 03:04:06 AM »
Picked up five bottles for Return and Earn walking home after my run tonight.

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Re: What small things did you do today to reduce your environmental impact?
« Reply #573 on: February 26, 2018, 01:18:39 AM »
Today:

Walked to and from a visit to a local Playgroup, with the pram. I love not driving!

Used my keepcup for a rare caffeinated treat. Packed fruit for the baby in Tupperware.

As always, using hankies, cloth nappies and small terry towels in place of disposable items.

Saved food scraps for the worm farm.

Giving away items (including unwanted gifts!) away on Buy Nothing to people who can put them to good use.

Reading library books (every little bit of lowered consumption helps!).

Eating batch cooked vegan meals.

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« Reply #574 on: February 26, 2018, 01:21:12 AM »
And I have recently ordered my first bamboo toothbrush, non-plastic bin bags* and recycled plastic razors (I'm not game for the stainless steel razors just yet!).

*Husband isn't ready to not use bin bags at all, and has been extremely open minded about other changes, so this is one of those areas where I won't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

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« Reply #575 on: February 26, 2018, 02:02:57 AM »
My boss buys a bottle of water with her salad for lunch every day (horror).

One of my colleagues buys a can of Coke from the vending machine every day (double horror).

I've all but given up on changing their spending habits, but I have trained them to give me their bottles and cans for Return and Earn.

@marty998 and I have deposited exactly 360 bottles and cans since January 1. Our goal is 1500 for the year and we're ... resourceful. :D

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« Reply #576 on: February 26, 2018, 02:17:46 AM »
And I have recently ordered my first non-plastic bin bags

What's a bin bag?  Thanks

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« Reply #577 on: February 26, 2018, 02:19:09 AM »
And I have recently ordered my first non-plastic bin bags

What's a bin bag?  Thanks

Apologies but this is hilarious to me.

Garbage bag. Rubbish bag. Trash bag. Bin liner.

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« Reply #578 on: February 26, 2018, 02:43:25 AM »
And I have recently ordered my first non-plastic bin bags

What's a bin bag?  Thanks

Apologies but this is hilarious to me.

Garbage bag. Rubbish bag. Trash bag. Bin liner.

Ha ha! Gotcha.  At first I thought you might mean a produce bag . . .  And now I'm going to ask you to educate me again.   How would it work without bin bags?  Do you live in a city, and how do they pick up your trash?  Thanks

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« Reply #579 on: February 26, 2018, 03:23:45 AM »
My boss buys a bottle of water with her salad for lunch every day (horror).

One of my colleagues buys a can of Coke from the vending machine every day (double horror).

I've all but given up on changing their spending habits, but I have trained them to give me their bottles and cans for Return and Earn.

@marty998 and I have deposited exactly 360 bottles and cans since January 1. Our goal is 1500 for the year and we're ... resourceful. :D

Well... you are resourceful one! I picked up exactly 1 empty lemon lime bitters bottle today on my run. You picked up.... 45?

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« Reply #580 on: February 26, 2018, 03:25:29 AM »
And I have recently ordered my first non-plastic bin bags

What's a bin bag?  Thanks

Apologies but this is hilarious to me.

Garbage bag. Rubbish bag. Trash bag. Bin liner.

Ha ha! Gotcha.  At first I thought you might mean a produce bag . . .  And now I'm going to ask you to educate me again.   How would it work without bin bags?  Do you live in a city, and how do they pick up your trash?  Thanks

I already drop my recycling into my building's recycling bins without bags.

I use bread bags for other garbage because they're being thrown out anyway, but without those I could just empty my kitchen bin into the garbage bins outside.

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« Reply #581 on: February 26, 2018, 03:27:13 AM »
And I have recently ordered my first non-plastic bin bags

What's a bin bag?  Thanks

Apologies but this is hilarious to me.

Garbage bag. Rubbish bag. Trash bag. Bin liner.

Ha ha! Gotcha.  At first I thought you might mean a produce bag . . .  And now I'm going to ask you to educate me again.   How would it work without bin bags?  Do you live in a city, and how do they pick up your trash?  Thanks

I already drop my recycling into my building's recycling bins without bags.

I use bread bags for other garbage because they're being thrown out anyway, but without those I could just empty my kitchen bin into the garbage bins outside.

Thanks!

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« Reply #582 on: February 26, 2018, 04:17:57 AM »
Yesterday, we walked to pick up our grassfed milk in glass bottles at the drop-off point.

Built a second bokashi bucket out of 2-gallon buckets from the hardware store. Much less expensive than purchasing another branded bokashi bin, and we've found the bokashi system works well for us. We'd have a hard time hitting the critical mass for a hot compost heap to start breaking down quickly, plus we rent our house so the fact that bokashi breaks down so much faster once it's mixed with the dirt is a big plus.

Ate up a good portion of the random leftover food in the refrigerator this weekend to keep it from going to waste.

Made broth from a chicken carcass and the veggie scraps I save in the freezer.

I need to clean the house today and will be doing most of it using citrus vinegar, baking soda, and water. With reusable rags, of course!

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« Reply #583 on: February 26, 2018, 09:42:27 PM »
As always:

Washed clothes in cold water (reduces electricity use).

Drying clothes on the washing line in the backyard (we don't own a clothes dryer).

As much as possible goes into our compost bin (it's more of a worm farm at this point rather than hot compost) including:
    - fruit and veggie scraps,
    - paper towel (we use one piece of paper towel to wipe out excess oil from the frying pan before it gets washed up, to save oil going in to the sewage system), '
    - cat fur,
    - emptying out the vacuum cleaner (mostly cat fur, but some dust and leaves etc traipsed in from outside),
    - uneaten wet cat food (damn cat likes to lick the gravy off but not eat the actual food - one small tin lasts her a week),
    - coffee grounds and teabags,
    - crushed egg shells (even though this doesn't break down in our bin)
    - paper with sensitive details on it (torn up small)
    - empty toilet rolls
    - small amounts of oil, meat etc
    - any food that's gone off/stale etc (but no bones, no citrus and only small amounts of dairy)
    - hair (I cut my hair at home)
    - branches from rose pruning (can't just put this on the garden beds for mulch because in my climate they turn into barbed-wire-like traps)
    - rinse out saucepans etc into the compost container on the kitchen bench (again, to reduce how much goes down the sink)     

As a result, we usually only have one bag of rubbish in the bin each week (as in, a plastic shopping bag from a supermarket) plus kitty litter/kitty poo. 


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« Reply #584 on: February 26, 2018, 09:51:18 PM »
Today I picked up a bottle from the side of the road and took it to container recycling. I donated the 10c to Take 3 for the Sea https://www.take3.org/ (an organisation that cleans up beaches so plastic doesn't get in the ocean).

It helps that a brand new shiny machine has just been installed in a very convenient supermarket car park and I was already planning to go there today. I'm not keen on carrying/ storing other people's stinky waste for too long!

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« Reply #585 on: February 27, 2018, 12:01:19 AM »
Yesterday I cleared the parking lot for snow using a hand shovel, instead of starting the snow blower. The snow was not so deep and light weight.

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« Reply #586 on: February 27, 2018, 09:40:40 PM »
Remembered to bring reusable bags in everywhere I shopped today. Got a $0.10 credit at one place but mostly didn't end up with more bags!

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« Reply #587 on: February 27, 2018, 09:48:45 PM »
Once in a blue moon DH or I buy a bottle of water (usually we are organised and carry our own water, particularly in summer, but occasionally we are not). I re-use the bottles to dispose of my insulin pen needles. The needles are low risk (compared to syringes) and as far as we can work out, they comply with the council requirements for needle disposal. DH drops the full bottles (with closed lid) into the designated needle disposal bins.

We do occasionally buy the proper needle disposal plastic containers from the pharmacist but they are so expensive and the thickness of the plastic seems overkill for the tiny thin needles protected by plastic casings.

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« Reply #588 on: February 28, 2018, 03:18:24 AM »
Still biking everywhere even though it was -10C last night. People think I'm crazy but actually it's quite nice: it's dry and sunny, so it doesn't really feel cold during the day. I wear thermal leggings and thick socks underneath my jeans, as well as a scarf, hat and gloves and I don't get cold at all. I'm pretty sure I will get colder waiting at the bus stop.

Knitting a new scarf from re-used wool.

Had bread for breakfast that was slightly stale but still perfectly edible.

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« Reply #589 on: March 04, 2018, 12:07:02 AM »
My boss buys a bottle of water with her salad for lunch every day (horror).

One of my colleagues buys a can of Coke from the vending machine every day (double horror).

I've all but given up on changing their spending habits, but I have trained them to give me their bottles and cans for Return and Earn.

@marty998 and I have deposited exactly 360 bottles and cans since January 1. Our goal is 1500 for the year and we're ... resourceful. :D

Well... you are resourceful one! I picked up exactly 1 empty lemon lime bitters bottle today on my run. You picked up.... 45?

455!

We had a good week.

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« Reply #590 on: March 04, 2018, 01:56:05 AM »
DH, DD and I spent an hour cleaning up the area around a trailhead nearby.  We picked up 2 big bags of cans and bottles, and 2 big bags of garbage.  Unfortunately, there seem to be some people who regard this small trailhead parking area as their personal garbage dump.  But on the good side, we talked to some people who seemed interested in what we were doing, and hopefully we have inspired a few of them.

(Background -- we live in a very mixed area, shall we say. About half the people seem decent/responsible about not littering, and the other half throw their vodka bottles and McDonalds garbage out their car windows.)     

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« Reply #591 on: March 05, 2018, 03:23:42 AM »
Picked up some trash laying around at the bus stop while waiting for the bus. No clue why people just drop it as there's a trash bin next to the bus stop.

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Re: What small things did you do today to reduce your environmental impact?
« Reply #592 on: March 05, 2018, 05:09:17 AM »
We're moving house in a week. We've been eating down our stash of frozen, refrigerated and pantry foods so we hopefully won't spoil anything during the move.

I've bought a few heavy duty packing boxes new for the delicate stuff and books, but almost all of them are from various friends and family who have moved in the past 6 months or who have saved other boxes for us.

The bubblewrap we used to wrap delicates have been used for 3 other people to move house so far!

We've also been offered furniture from a relative, so.weve added that to our stuff for now and will whittle it down by donating once we've settled in and know what we like using in the new house.

As a bonus, all of these things have saved us money!

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Re: What small things did you do today to reduce your environmental impact?
« Reply #593 on: March 05, 2018, 05:28:07 AM »
I just ran across these organic cotton fabric, washable pour over filters and thought of this thread.  I may make some of these as Christmas gifts in the future. How did I not think of it sooner?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/196090126/100-organic-cotton-reusable-coffee?utm_source=OpenGraph&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share


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Re: What small things did you do today to reduce your environmental impact?
« Reply #594 on: March 05, 2018, 05:29:37 AM »
Slept beautifully in my line dried sheets last night.

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Re: What small things did you do today to reduce your environmental impact?
« Reply #595 on: March 05, 2018, 11:00:12 AM »
Working at home tomorrow, as well as DH, as we have a meeting halfway the day at our home. We both want use our cars tomorrow.

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Re: What small things did you do today to reduce your environmental impact?
« Reply #596 on: March 05, 2018, 04:33:13 PM »
I drained bacon on a cut-up flour bag instead of paper towels.

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Re: What small things did you do today to reduce your environmental impact?
« Reply #597 on: March 05, 2018, 06:04:23 PM »
When I had a hypo (low blood sugar) this afternoon, I ate 2 black jelly beans instead of chucking them in the bin or the compost. (black jelly beans are gross :p)

Send them to me! Black jelly beans are my favourite. Yes, I'm the person who celebrated when they started making bags of only black with no colour jelly beans.

Hope you're on top of your sugars now.

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Re: What small things did you do today to reduce your environmental impact?
« Reply #598 on: March 05, 2018, 06:42:34 PM »
Bought some packaged snacks for my husbandís upcoming work trip - not ideal but itís less waste than fast food.

Made portabella mushroom fajitas for meatless Monday, served with rice and beans cooked from dried.

Composting all our fruit and veggie scraps, plus whatever other food scraps the bokashi bucket seems able to handle.

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Re: What small things did you do today to reduce your environmental impact?
« Reply #599 on: March 06, 2018, 12:03:00 AM »
I made zero waste popcorn for the first time. Kernels from the bulk section made in a glass bowl in the microwave. No butter or oil made it a 25 cent, 120 calorie, zero waste snack

I find this very inspiring, both in terms of something to strive for and that this is still possible.