The story of stuff challenges us to think before we buy. As 2008 starts I'm making a promise to Mother Earth , that I will not buy stuff unless it is really needed and I will consider the way it is packaged before I buy.
We have to break this throw away habit , if the earth is to Heal and be better for coming generations.
I've tried to be greener this past year , but there is room for much improvement.
We've had severe drought problems this past year , so I've bought disposable plates and cups to conserve water. I bought plastics and styrofoam ( I know , shame on me ) , they are cheaper , sturdier and more readily available.
I promise to buy paper only , if I have to buy in 2008.
Disposable Diapers ~ I was going to buy the grands cloth diapers for christmas , but after thinking it through , realized with the drought conditions we have , it wouldn't be a wise choice.
Not sure what to do about this situation , any suggestions ?
Plastic or Paper ~ We don't hear those words anymore , they just put it in plastic.
I have gathered up some cloth bags to keep in the trunk of my car to use at the grocery store. I used them for the first time on New Year's Eve.
I have never liked throwing stuff away and have many plastic bags stored , need to find a place to recycle them.
I have to much stuff , recycling , give aways and decluttering will become my way of life for 2008.
I have made some good changes in 2007 and will make more green changes in 2008. Mother Earth needs our help , if everyone makes small changes , it will add up to a big change in the future.
Please checkout this website and consider taking this challengehttp://www.storyofstuff.com/
My art journal has taken a change toward green also , created this awhile back.
~ * ~ Hope your day is Greener and Peaceful ~ * ~
I took this challenge last January ~ I did well on this challenge and plan to make it a way of life. I didn't get all my decluttering done , but will continue getting rid of stuff this year.
It's a cold and frosty day here , but the sun is shining. It feels great to see the sun , it's been cloudy and rainy for about a week. I've been busy the last 2 days , catching up on the washing , actually got to hang a couple of loads out on the line.
I'm still deciding on my goals for the coming year. I plan to post about them soon.
~ Green and Peaceful Blessings ~