Here at The Greenbacks Gal household we are striving to go green. There are so many ways and so many motivations for being green. If you are looking to go green, The Greenbacks Gal is your resource for tips and articles on Going Green. These are our family’s priorities:
1. Reduce Oil Consumption We aren’t perfect in this realm, but it is a major motivating factor for us. In an effort to conserve oil I buy local before I buy organic. In a perfect scenario, I buy locally grown organic. We also walk whenever we can, and carpool.
2. Reduce Waste We pay to recycle. It is amazing how much of what we throw out can be recycled. We also repurpose what we can. I’ve found a million uses for plastic egg cartons! And I love to see how I can repurpose or upcycle our household items. For example, these DIY Wine Cork Cheese Markers, or Solar Path Light Candles.
3. Build Green Since the refrigerator flooded the basement and first floor of our house, we’ve been looking at any/every green option for rebuilding. Some have proven too cost prohibitive (reclaimed hardwood floors), others will save us over the long run (making dual-zone heating and cooling.)
3. Conserving Water We’ve xeriscaped a large portion of our yard, but have a great deal of grass left. It is our hope and plan to be able to put in a vegetable garden and reduce our lawn in the Summer of 2011. Also, part of our green construction will include rain barrels.
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How do you prioritize what Going Green steps you take?