Tuesday, May 6, 2008

my human foot print


There is a show on the Natgeo channel that I want to see. However we do not get that channel. The show is called the human footprint. So I went to their web page and was reading about the show, and that got me to thinking.

How will my one footprint affect the world. How will my daily routine affect my grand children?

Rusty and I differ on this subject. Rusty say's that one person can't change the world and I think one person can.

So since Nikki's birthday is on Earth Day and I was busy ...... here is my Earth day entry and how I am trying to change the world.

I reuse everything and Most people who know me know that to be true.

For Nikki's birthday

We reused milk jugs and made lemon aid in them.

The hotdog bun bags were brought home to be used for cat box cleaning.

Rusty brought home pallets for the bon fire. Usually they just throw them away.

My day to day seems so routine to me that I had to think about all I do to leave a good footprint. Here are just some of the things I do to help save the world and help save money.

All glass, can's and plastic bottles are recycled. I do not put them in our recycling can, I actually take them in for the money.

All plastic bottles are re used until there is nothing left of them.

I take my own green bags to the stores with me. Those plastic bags are made from oil, and they never break down.

Rusty and I have recycled toothbrushes. That is right. There is a company that make toothbrushes from recycled plastic and then if you send them back they will send you a new one for free!I will post the link at the end.

I save all boxes. Once I get a ton of them I post an add on craigs list for free moving boxes. I would rather see someone else use them before they are trashed.

I dig through our trash and I pull out the stuff that can be recycled. Rusty does not believe in recycling, so it is my job.

I buy pet food in bulk, so I reuse those bags as trash bags.

I have a few things that I still need to do. I need to figure out how to turn our sprinklers off. Our city is asking us to not water our lawns one day a week to help save water. I am thinking I can go two days a week.

So what does your human footprint look like? E mail me what you do and I will post all of them at once. Maybe together we can change the world.





lanurseprn said...

We recycle everything we can. Our city gave us a huge list of stuff to recycle, and we have a big container that is picked up each week.  We don't water our grass so much. I turned off the sprinkler timer and we only water about twice...maybe three times/week. I also don't drive unless I have to. It's sad. I used to enjoy going out and taking drives along the coast. Can't afford it now!
Have a good day.

nelishianatl said...

We recycle too and personally take everything to the recycle center and throw it away in different marked bins.  Dirk and I have different opinions on things too but recycling isn't one of them.  It just makes good sense.  People throw perfectly fixable things away and just go buy new ones on credit.  Here is a 73 minute link  on Google Video.  We both watched it.  It's incredibly informative.  
Hugs to you today for sending out this information for everyone to see.



lsfp1960 said...

I recycle here too.  I'm going to start saving aluminum cans becuase I hear aluminum is up close to $1 a pound.  Not that we have that many but every dollar helps and there's a recyle place about 2 miles from me. I hate to see plastic bags go.  I use them in the trash can under my sink and also use plastic cat litter pan liners.  And I scoop into plastic grocery bags. I just can't see scooping into a paper bag.  Anyway, I'm doing the best I can to do my part.   Linda in Washington state

lisa41076 said...

Kelli, way to go on the recycling , I recycle too, Hugs Lisa

lurkynat said...

you are awesome Kelli!
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