It's been about a year since I had watched "The Story of Stuff." (thanks Mom!) It's simple. It's profound. And it's certainly timely. It's 20 minutes of viewing that will change how you view your stuff.
Did you know that simply unplugging your cell phone chargers saves a TON of energy? For more ways to save energy in your home, check this out. My computer needs to be on a diet!
My sister equates saving money with saving the world. Here are things she does to do both:
1- Buy used toys-keep them out of the landfill
2- Cloth diapers-win-win: better for Earth and baby
3- Cook from scratch-less packaging in the trash
Mix equal parts Borax and Baking Soda or Washing Soda.
Add 2 Tablespoons for each load. If you use a rinsing aid or have hard water, replace it with Vinegar.
1 Cup grated Fels Naptha Soap, Zote, or Ivory
1/2 Cup Washing Soda
1/2 Cup Borax
I used my food processor to grate the soap and mix and chop everything up nicely.
Use 1 Tablespoon for a light or little load and 2 Tablespoons for a big or heavy load.
The Wildlife Conservation Center
Join a local hike with the Sierra Club
Kids can learn what they can do to save energy Here
Check out Spring Outside 2009 at nature.org
This quote seems all the more poingant this week: