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Green for a Day
Friday, Mar. 7, 2008 | 06:13 PM AT
So, how does Geeta Be Green?
2. Reduce flush volume Using a brick or simply a weighted down plastic water bottle inside your flush tank will trick it into thinking it's full and will save gallons of water in the long term.
3. Use lunch bags instead of throwaway plastic There are spillproof and waterproof versions in every style, size and to fit every budget. You can find some here that are made from recycled juice boxes. Canadian Tires and Zellers-type stores also have 'em. Plus, c'mon, they're way more comfy and stylish to carry than plastic bags.
4. Bring your own takeout containers You can also keep tupperware style containers in your bag while grocery shopping. I shop at the Marche Jean Talon and find them extremely useful when bringing home sprouts, mushrooms and berries.
7. Ditch those plastic bottles! They're expensive and resource consuming to produce and recycle. They're unregulated, so you might simply be drinking tap water when you pop one of these babies open. Don't believe me? It's been done before--read this.
9. Bring your own bag C'mon, you know this. I won't nag. Get one of those excellent and stylin' foldable bags. They're smarter, greener and STRONGER than plastic bags. So you won't have one spill your precious groceries three steps from home.
10. Get a sign that says "NO PUBLISACS"
I actually write this in response to a post from "Concerned Citizen" who wrote in to the blog. My husband got us one of these stickers from our local ecoquartier months ago and we haven't gotten a publisac since. If more of us started speaking up, perhaps they'd stop cutting down trees and polluting with plastic just to get us to spend more money.
And on that note, have a wonderful, green weekend!
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