Wah-whoa-wee-wah!!! You guys brought your A-games to the Craft Link Party yesterday!! I’m amazed by all the creative talent, and have been pinning all the inspiring projects for next year! The party will stay open the rest of the holiday season, so keep sharing your Jollies. That sounded kind of weird. Oh well, there’s no shame in getting your jollies online!
This time of year we talk a lot about gifts….gifts we want for ourselves, and gifts we want to give others. And all those gifts get pretty expensive. But what about gifts that don’t cost us a dime, yet give so much? I’m talking about living a greener life, and the gift that holds for our environment.
We’re a fairly lazy family, and discovered if the Recycle Bin wasn’t in the Kitchen, then we were less likely to use it. So we created a cute bucket for our Recyclables, and keep it in our Pantry. Easy!
I’m not talking about anything major…but the little things we can do,
and teach our kids to do, that make such a big difference. A few we strive to practice everyday are:
Since Maggie joined our family, we spend a lot more time outside, and our goal is to pick up at least one piece of trash on every walk. So easy! Living green doesn’t have to mean you grow dread-locks and start wearing Birkenstocks. (No offense to you dread-locked, Birkenstock wearers!)
New Leaf Energy is making it even easier to be green. In fact, you can make a HUGE impact without lifting a finger. They are planting one tree for every new Facebook ‘Like’ they receive until Decmeber 23rd! Hello, what?!? I guess technically you do have to lift a finger…but only to hit the ‘Like’ button! I don’t know about you, but that’s the easiest tree I ever planted! And I didn’t have to break a sweat. It feels pretty good to do something so worthwhile…especially in this time of shop, shop, shop.
What simple things do you do to live a greener life? Would you rather literally plant a tree, or let Pablo do it for you?!