Habits that make a difference

I just came across this list of tips for eco-friendly living. In this group we probably do most of these already, but it is such a good check list, with links to a number of other useful articles, that I thought others might enjoy it as much as I did.


  • kfoto
    kfoto Posts: 108 ✭✭✭

    @MaryRowe good article. Thanks. Makes you stop, think and give you self a pat on the back for a job well done and where you can improve.

  • RustBeltCowgirl
    RustBeltCowgirl Posts: 1,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MaryRowe Great list of tips.

    As for the plastic clamshells, I re-use mine. They make great little incubators for seed starting. Keeping them closed to start serves as a terrarium effect so that you don't have to remember to water,

  • water2world
    water2world Posts: 1,091 ✭✭✭✭

    @MaryRowe Great idea---I like the terrarium effect!

  • vickeym
    vickeym Posts: 2,020 ✭✭✭✭✭

    MaryRowe Great article! Happy to see we already practice the majority of them. And RustBeltCowgirl We also reuse our clamshells for starting seeds. I have also been known to start seeds in recycled "one use" plastic cups, yogurt containers, sour cream tubs and so on. In our community many folks reuse those yogurt and sour cream as well as other containers like those as what is known in our community as "Talkeetna Tupperware". Talkeetna being the name of our little village.

    Going to a potluck you are likely to find as many butter, yogurt, sour cream or large cream cheese containers as you are any standard "reusable" dish or container. Even the smaller aluminum pans that come from our local deli frequently get reused as dished to make casseroles and other meals to put in the freezer for a quick weeknight meal.