Tuesday, January 23, 2007


Things in our house that are environmentally good choices:
  • Compact fluorescent bulbs 90%

  • One TV

  • ~930 sq feet for the two of us

  • Recent furniture purchases: antiques from Craig's List (bookcase, dining table, chairs, antique stove, Hoosier cabinet), garage sale (small wooden desk that's on our front porch), local antique store (bookcase).

  • Used our old linens til tearing, replaced w/ ones made of organic cotton

  • Frequent shopping at the local farmer's market

  • Choosing certified organic products

  • Choosing meat from humanely raised animals

  • Not eating meat daily

  • Planned garden to include fruit trees, vegetable and herb beds, and native plants as opposed to lawn

No so green:
  • Oak floor installed in kitchen and kitchen nook

  • Purchasing a new TV (wall-mounted LCD) (the new TV will be passed on to friends, rather than dumped)

  • Dave's XTerra

  • My Subaru

  • Eating meat as often as we do

  • Not bicycling as often as we should for transportation

  • Enjoying our central heat (our old house didn't have it) (though we keep it at 68 or lower)

I'll add more to both categories as I think of them.


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