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Title: One eco-friendly thing you did today
Post by: MrsTuxedocat on January 28, 2018, 11:51:39 AM
I am trying to live a frugal and sustainable life. By creating this discussion we can inspire and encourage others to also live more green.

- Decided on having a date day with hubby. I wanted sushi to go and today we brought our own glass containers for storage. We also said no to chop sticks as we have them at home.
Title: Re: One eco-friendly thing you did today
Post by: ponderous_tome on March 31, 2018, 06:10:12 PM
This thread is a great idea.

-Used my reusable grocery bags (I do this pretty much all the time, anyway)
-Reused some plastic clamshell fruit containers for starting my garden seedlings
-Filled up and brought my metal water bottle along for errands
-Dried towels on my drying rack
-Don't know if this can really be claimed as 'eco-friendly' but I've officially begun saving scraps for the worm bin I'll be constructing next weekend!
Title: Re: One eco-friendly thing you did today
Post by: JoshuaSpodek on March 31, 2018, 08:16:43 PM
I unplugged my fridge again since it was mostly empty and the winter root vegetables in it can stand not being cold.

I had unplugged it a couple weeks ago for a ten-day trip so finished everything from it. I returned Monday, today is Saturday, and I've been eating what I cook fast enough or keeping it cool by the window that I hadn't needed to plug the fridge back in. I plugged it in this morning to refrigerate yesterday's stew, but ended up eating it all for lunch.

I also did my usual activities of picking up at least one piece of trash from the street and putting it in a trash can, avoiding packaged food, not eating animal products, avoiding cars and planes, and other lifestyle improvements.

The last time I had enough landfill garbage to empty down the trash chute was June 4, 2017. I might make a year before having to empty this load, though it's looking pretty full after nearly 10 months.
Title: Re: One eco-friendly thing you did today
Post by: HappierAtHome on April 01, 2018, 12:16:11 AM
This thread already exists :-) link in my signature.
Title: Re: One eco-friendly thing you did today
Post by: Tom Bri on April 11, 2018, 06:49:53 PM
Buried a mix of kitchen scraps, shredded paper, leaves and fireplace ash in my garden. We do this regularly, and the soil is much better now than when we bought this house. I don't bother 'composting' as this way is a lot simpler.
Sadly, it is at least another month before it will be warm enough to plant much of anything.
Title: Re: One eco-friendly thing you did today
Post by: Basenji on April 11, 2018, 07:57:35 PM
Come on over here:

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/ask-a-mustachian/what-small-things-did-you-do-today-to-reduce-your-environmental-impact/
Title: Re: One eco-friendly thing you did today
Post by: MrsTuxedocat on April 12, 2018, 08:44:18 PM
I didn't know there was a post already, how do you delete this?