I took the girls to the park this morning. We walked there, or I did, and pushed them in their stroller. Good exercise for me, fresh air for all of us, and my gas-hogging SUV stayed in the garage, thus being somewhat green.
Today is garbage day for our neighborhood, so everyone’s trash and recycling was at the curb.
Walking down several blocks, I noticed the refuse in several cans—-including things like newspapers, milk cartons, and plastic containers of butter. WHAT THE HELL?! No, I am not die hard about this green thing, but I feel pretty strongly and I do what I can. To me, if you can’t do something as basic as putting recyclable materials in a bin at the curb to be picked up, then SHAME ON YOU! I don’t understand people—even the laziest person can just put papers and milk jugs out at the curb in a separate receptacle designated for recycling.
WAKE UP, PEOPLE!
I am also buying Shatto milk , which is local and only comes in glass bottles–good for the environment since they are reused/recycled. The milk tastes better since it’s in glass, and the cows aren’t given any growth hormones, etc. I’ve been buying organic milk for a long time, but that’s not enough–because even the organic milk I buy (usually Horizon), comes in a paper carton. When I buy this milk, I take the empty bottles back to the grocery store to be reused. Love that!
We will also be going to the farmer’s market this Saturday.
I am trying. I’m not NoImpact man, but I’m trying hard in lots of little ways.