More Earth Day – Re-use (small steps)
Here’s the second in this week’s three part series on ways to go green. Reminder: This is from our friends at Military Living Green, a growing group of military spouses and service members, encouraging each other to live more sustainably, on base and off.
- Glass jars, they make wonderful vases or storage containers
- Reuse paper. Kids will writer or draw on anything; makes great scratch paper and packing material
- Keep old, but wearable clothes for house/yard work. Great for painting with the kids
- Reuse dryer sheets (keeps drawers smelling fresh)
- Use your favorite search engine to find out about recycle programs such as freecycle or community organizations and churches who can benefit from your items
- Gift bags (I love it when there is nothing written on the bag, reuse)
- Plastic grocery bags-reuse when feasible especially if you choose not to purchase a reusable bag
- Plastic containers-make great storage for pens, pencils and other items.
- Old clothing make great cleaning cloths
- Leftovers (second time around sometimes tastes better)