Monday, April 23, 2007

Inspired to go green

I have been inspired. If you want to read what has so greatly moved me you can read here and here.

Baby steps to going green. I have been a little convicted to do more for the environment. I will just admit right now that I do not recycle. I hear the gasps. My head is hanging in shame. No worries...I plan to start.

Today while driving to the grocery store the conviction hit strong. I remembered about the plastic shopping bags and what I could do. I did it. I bought some reusable totes to put groceries in. Let me tell you it was so much easier. I bought a good amount of groceries and then proceeded to the self checkout. I didn't want to bother the cashier with my long story of why I didn't want her to fill the plastic bags. As I was leaving the lady at the front stopped me and asked what I was doing. She thought I was stealing or something. I produced my receipt and she carefully looked over it and then let me go. Her words..."This is different, you know."

Here is where is gets good. (Can I say that?) It was a lot quicker putting the groceries in the car and also bringing them into the house. I didn't have 100 plastic bags to empty. It was just much simpler. I will be doing this from now on.

I purchased 2 collapsible containers at Wal-mart for 4.97 each. It felt good.

7 comments:

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Those collapsible containers are awesome!!! Baby steps to green...I love it! Love your blog pictures too!

Jamie said...

Yeah! I started my baby steps today too! i went to wild oats and bought GDiapers and non-toxic cleaning supplies. I thought about the paper or plastic thing when i got to the checkout and went with paper. I need to do the canvas bag thing too! Baby steps though ... Baby steps!

Karina said...

awesome, I am what some call crunchy...... I have yet to get the reuseable bags though, im fixin to order some through a coop... it shall be exciting....

oh amanda said...

Way to go! I need to do the same. We used to have a great trash-pick up company that gave us containers and bags for recycling...but since we've moved I haven't done any recycling!

jen said...

What a neat idea! I never thought about getting re-usable totes. We do re-use the plastic grocery sacks as trashbags in the bathroom and for cat litter, but they still end up in the trash. Using re-usable totes is a terrific idea! You go girl! lol :)

Deidre said...

What a neat idea. I need to do that. OH, and I love your pictures ... should definitely be a small side thing (from your previous post) :)

I love your blog! I've been lurking for some time now. May I add you to my blogroll?

Kasberg73 said...

You are now out of my league. I don't think we can be friends anymore! :)