Friday, July 11, 2008

Fabulous Five Friday

Today on the Fab Five I am featuring 5 things that my family does to live green. Little Chief is fanatical about helping the Earth, they teach on it heavily at school and he is true blue dedicated to the cause. We recently learned that the peach orchard were we buy our produce around the corner has sold the farm and they will begin to construct townhomes very soon. Apparently the farmer's 4 daugthers do not want to continue in the farming business. Their father recently had a heart attack and can't do the work anymore. When we found out from a neighbor, Little Chief was devastated, literally. He cried and carried on and said "can't we do something to stop this!" He is a little on the dramatic side, don't know where on the green earth he gets that from! Anywho, here goes:

We recycle, duh:


We compost:

This little compost bucket is the bomb! You can buy bags that actually decompose so you can fill it up with compost material as you are cooking and then throw the whole kit and kaboodle in the compost pile. I love, love, love it. And so do the kids since they are the ones I really make do the dirty work. :) You can get one too here.
http://www.biobag.no/.

We use these babies:


And these energy savers:


And last but not least, we donate all our junk mail, old magazines, flyers, school papers to Little Chief's school. They have a dumpster set up and it earns the school much needed cash at the same time:


Have a green day, people!! Even if you use just one less napkin or paper towel, it helps.

9 comments:

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Impressive! I need to do a better job of being green. Kermit did say it's not easy...

Cody said...

we are not good at recycling though you need to add that Chief thinks things are recycleble that are not and I throw everything in regular trash.

Jenni said...

I thinks those are all great. . .except the light bulb. They recently discovered that the mercury in those bulbs is worse than the other light bulbs despite the longevity!

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Heather said...

I just finished replacing all of our light bulbs with those energy efficient ones. They're expensive at first, but cheaper over the long run.

Staci said...

I really LOVE this idea...thanks for shareing, i admit, i have not gone green....but i want to, and these types of things help me move closer....

wolfstar07 said...

I came back from school once to discover these large containers to that my mother was using for recycling different materials. We've been doing that for years. Now she's trying to get us to eat greener. She's having a harder time with that.

Kat said...

Tell me more about those bags for your fruits and veggies. My kiddos are tv addicts...and are easily sucked in by tv infomercials. And this is one they keep talking about. Are they really worth getting?

John Deere Mom said...

Those compost bags are awesome! I need to go check it out.

Wanda said...

You guys totally rock!!! I love the dumpster at school thing..I wish they had that here. I like the compost thing....we have a pile out back..we've had one in three out of our last four duty stations....thta would be cool though...my Mom needs one as well..she uses an old butter tub. :) I loved living in Germany, because they recycle just aout everything.