not friendly with you though…
friendly with the Earth.
This big round ball we’re all living on, rolling it’s way through space and time could use some help… Right?
Doesn’t matter to me if you believe in global warming or not, the fact of the matter is we need to take better care of ourselves and the place we live.
The home in which we live. The street on which we live. The neighborhood in which we live. The city in which we live. The county in which we live. The state in which we live. The country in which we live. The continent on which we live. The hemisphere in which we live. The world in which we live. The universe in which we live.
Wow, it sounds like I’m getting ready to run out and change the world doesn’t it?
I’m not. That was a whole lot of big talk… I’m a little things person.
But if I do my little things to help, and you do your little things to help and so does he, and she and that gender ambiguous person over there… if they do their little things to help… all those little things can add up to a few big things… and that babies can make a difference.
Hell I don’t know. I’m not an environmental scientist…
But I do know when I take better care of myself I feel better… so I’d like to think the same goes for the earth.
With that in mind here are a few little things I do for the environment…
-I walk everywhere I can. I don’t drive, at all, so I guess that isn’t really hard for me, but I like that I’m walker. I like that I can use my own two feet to get where I am going and that I’ve taught my daughter that she can be a walker too. That we don’t need to take the car to go get groceries 12 blocks away.
-Speaking of groceries, I use canvas bags instead of plastic. For a while I used a backpack but I found that the food got squished and skewed… then my mom painted two canvas bags for me. I use those or a black canvas tech bag for my grocery carrying needs.
-I recycle. I recycle bottles, cans, plastics of every kind I can, cardboard and plain paper.
-We have a very fuel efficient car. I don’t drive it mind you, but Mr. Kaos does.
-Every Spring I plant a vegetable and herb garden. It’s getting a little bigger each year. This year I am hoping to incorporate an additional 7×10 foot area. The food that’s grown here is either eaten or given to friends and neighbors. I don’t know exactly how that helps the environment… but I feel good about it so I included it.
Eh… that doesn’t sound like a whole lot… so I’ll share with you some of the more environmentally friendly things I hope to implement soon.
-When we do a large grocery shopping trip with the car (to Trader Joe’s or Costco) I often forget the canvas bags. We get paper bags and use them for garbage bags because they’ll break down, or reuse them when we go to the store, but that’s a habit I’d like to get out of. I’m going to buy 8 more reusable grocery bags to be kept in the car and used for these trips.
-I’ve been wanting to set up an efficient composting area for a while now. Last year I even had my sister in law’s father come over and give me some helpful tips on the subject. It’s in my plans for the new garden layout.
-Use only cloth napkins at the house.
That still really doesn’t sound like so much does it? Not at all babies… But like I said, it’s all of us doing little things.