reusable Starbucks cup. Turns out I still need to a sleeve to protect from the heat. Since some of my other projects are halted, maybe I’ll start on that today. Gonna open my sewing box and see what scraps I have. I should have enough of the heat proof batting left. 1 month ago
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was just at Starbucks and they have reuseable cups now! Of course I didn’t see it until after the girl grabbed a paper cup, but next time I’m getting one. While I was there I also got one of the paper sleeves to make a pattern for a reusable one (Pinterest, of course!) but now I’m wondering if I should make it. I guess it would probably fit other cups too, so it may still be worth it, idk. I don’t really get coffee anywhere else anymore. But it might still make a good gift for other coffee lovers… 1 month ago
for floors.. haven’t tried yet, but curious. Only thing is with vinegar, it’s not really good for waxed floors :( so still kinda looking for something else. 2 months ago
using the baking soda/borax and vinegar in the dishwasher! It works so much better than I imagined. Also tried the soda/borax mix to clean my greasy stove top with amazing results. Love love love this! So much better than buying biodegradable cleaners in plastic bottles. 3 months ago
So full of ideas. Today she mentioned using baking soda instead of toothpaste. I know A&H makes a toothpaste, but I never thought of using it just plain. Might have to try that too. Although I’ve learned that A&H is highly processed, and I’ve seen a few recommendations for Bob’s Red Mill baking soda, but I can’t seem to find thst in the stores. But I haven’t been to every store yet so hopefully I will. 3 months ago
I’m going to try mopping my floor with hot water and viengar… I’m a little worried about the smell, but there are worse smells (chemical cleaners come to mind). Plus I’m curious if it works as well as people say. I need a big old soup pot to use as a mop bucket lol.
Oh and I’m going to be getting my cart soon! A few weeks ago when I was walking to the store, a lady who was waiting at the bus stop had a really nice one so I went outside my comfort zone and asked where she got it. She told me where and I know hte store although I don’t shop there, and said it was around $13 which is awesome cause the last ones I saw were $20. So if not later today, then maybe Mon or Tue. 3 months ago
Baking soda and borax for dishwasher soap. Actually somewhat looking forward to doing dishes to try it out! Also got apple cider vinegar. I’m still not 100% sure about putting vinegar on my hair, but the worst that can happen is I hate it and go back to regular condtioner. So might as well try as long as it’s eco friendly and cheap. My moms been doing it for a while now so if I don’t like it, I can give her the rest of the vinegar, no harm done. 3 months ago
I was using up my cheers and realized I need to stop cheering people on things I know are bad for the environment, no matter how fun and harmless they may seem. :( believe me, it makes me sad. Same goes for FB. I need to watch what I like. On a positive FB note, I liked a bunch of environmental pages. I was cruising them all earlier, liking stuff so I’ll see more in my news feed and made the descision to never buy milk again because of this horrible thing I saw. The dairy farmers make permanent holes in the cows side so they can moniter the contents of thier stomach giving them an idea of the milk quality. So I guess on my cake making journey, they will be dairy free or I will have to find an organic farm nearby. I actually know there is one but I’m not sure the name or exact location. Nothing google can’t fix. But Idk if I can afford that. Man I’m going to miss cheese :( Life is about to get a lot harder :( 3 months ago
In the comments, a guy gives a laundry soap that seems easy, mostly earth friendly (a few artificial colors :( but it’s still probably better than regular store bought).
OK, I’m done now, lol 3 months ago
Again, thanks mom! She’s so good at finding this stuff! 3 months ago
definitely going to try this next time I can afford a box of Borax lol. Thanks Mom! 3 months ago
I opted out of receiving phone books!
Thanks to Give A Sh*t About Nature on Facebook :) 3 months ago
at H&R Block. Love thier service, but they gave my kids styrofoam cups for water :(. Torn. They do great work. Next year we’ll bring our own bottles or cups. Still feel a little guilty about supporting them, using styrofoam… that’s almost unheard of now days, I was actually surprized. 3 months ago
Months ago, I had some old tshirts. I cut them up, planning on making reusable produce bags. Well, I got one set almost done and was really unhappy with them. Not only was it a lot of work, but they didn’t look very nice (yeah, that kinda sounds stupid, but if something is so awful I’d be embaressed to use it in public, then it doesn’t do any good right) So anyway, I abandoned that paroject after the first set and now have all these pieces of tshirts I didn’t know what to do with. I bet they’ll make excellent cleaning rags. I needed more anyway. Idk why it took me that long to think of that, but I finally did. lol 3 months ago
I’m getting somewhere with this. Making produce bags, planning on making pads… if my hubby’s friend ever moves out… haven’t been driving to the grocery store, making plans to walk even more, even making things out of stuff I already have instead of countless trips to Walmart to buy stuff. It’s little things but I feel like they’ll add up. 6 months ago
So we’re at a time share resort, so it’s basically an apartment. I’ve been noticing things. Biodegradable dish soap for the dishwasher, low energy light bulbs (I can’t remember the name right now), plenty of windows so we don’t even need lights during the day, thermostat won’t go below 76 ( believe me, my husband tries), recycling facilities :) But there’s room for improvement too. Kitchen sponge in a plastic wrapper (I’ll probably take it home with me since I know it’ll last longer than a week and they’ll just throw it away), no kitchen towel just paper towels (I brought my own kitchen towel), plastic cups in the bathroom (I use a juice glass from the kitchen), other cleaners not biodegradable (next time I’ll bring my own). Just got me thinking, if we all ask a couple questions before we travel, we can make a big difference. 9 months ago
It was a fun project and having an ironing board will be a big help with my other projects. 9 months ago
This is one of those life long goals because we have to keep doing it, every day. I’ve been recycling, using recycled products and biodegradable cleansers for years, but lately my focus has turned to reusing. I recently found some old homemade baby clothes and have been making some of them into Christmas ornaments (it’s one of my “things” if you want to see) and small stuffies for the kids. In this project it occurred to me that I need an ironing board, so I think I’ll be making one soon. I also attempted (and failed, lol) to make a solar oven. I’m now deciding if I want to try again or just buy one. But like I said, it’s ongoing, so I’m looking forward to learning new ideas and sharing whatever crazy things I come up with. :) 10 months ago
I have a great love for nature which is why i keep on going to forests and mountain ranges. I just love trees and plants esp the trees the cover the whole mountain and very long pine trees. :)) . So I want to play my individual role in protecting the environment to make it better and CO2 free.
I want to reduce the usage of fossil fuels as much as i can.
Buy a small/mini car which takes very less fuel or maybe the electric car.
I want to quit use of plastic bags(which I have successfully did ).
Turn my car off wherever I stop or for as long as I stop.
Use recycled paper, bags and boycott PVC and polythene bags.
I always try to buy tin or glass bottles (recycleable)pepsi or 7up wherever i can, instead of using plastic bottles.
I strongly plan to replace plastic trays and spoons in my university cafeteria with paper trays. :D
Give me ideas how can i be more eco-friendly ? 19 months ago
☮ Purchase a hybrid or electric vehicle
☮ Harvest rain water
☮ Build/Live in a green home
☮ Have an organic garden
☮ Use cloth diapers when I have children 20 months ago
Changes I’ve already made include the following:
☮ Placing more items in my recycle bin than in my trash bin
☮ Utilizing reusable menstrual supplies as opposed to disposible pads.
☮ Saving $$$ to purchase a fuel efficient, hybrid car
☮ Adjusting the temperature in my home to be more energy efficient
☮ Purchasing energy efficient light bulbs
☮ Using clothing lines instead of the dryer on hot days 20 months ago