happy Earth day!

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Happy Earth Day, friends! Today is the perfect day to commit to make a change in your lifestyle, even small tweaks can make a big difference. And it doesn’t take long for something to become a habit, so something that seems like a big step at first will quickly become part of your normal routine!

I really hate wasting resources and materials and people often joke that I’m cheap, but that’s okay because I know that these are good steps for living more eco-friendly, and sometimes you even save money as a side effect :) Remember, these are not from a place of judgement- just ideas of things that have worked seamlessly into my life.

Some of my favorite/easy ways to be more green:

I don’t talk about this sort of thing on my blog because there is SO much information out there and I don’t want to just recycle (haha!) what I read from other places. But… it’s a very important issue to me and in our home we are constantly trying to look into ways to live our lives comfortably but eco-consciously. I would love to hear any tips you have for incorporating earth-friendly practices into your lives!

We spent the afternoon drinking locally brewed beer so that’s a fun way to be green! :)

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9 Responses to happy Earth day!

  1. Marisa says:

    You’re so right on with all of these. I’m pretty much so a nut about this kind of thing. It drives me nuts when I see plastic bottles in garbage cans or lights left on all day. Sadly our neighborhood does not recycle, so we save up our recyclables and take them to our parent’s houses when we make those trips. I never knew that about coffee houses though. Have you ever tried that at Starbucks? Do you have to ask for the discount or do they just apply it if you bring your own mug? Now I’m curious to try this. Thanks for the tip Lisa!



    • lalafauxbois says:

      I commend you on taking your recycling! It’s really easy in my city so I was surprised to hear so many places still don’t have recycling. It’s awesome you make the effort, I hope more people start doing that! I’ve never tried at Starbucks, but I imagine they would do it! I’ve just handed them my mug at local places and they usually discount it. Also, if you are getting drip coffee somewhere that you fill it yourself, if you put it in your own cup it’s usually charged as a “refill”. Let me know if it works at Starbucks for you!



  2. Suzanne says:

    Loved this post, Lisa! It’s a little weird to me but by FAR the most visited post on my blog is about this topic! Here it is if you’re interested. :)

    Also, just curious.. What does abstaining from meat have to do with going green? N/m.. I’ll just go check out Meatless Monday. :)



    • lalafauxbois says:

      I just read your post and it’s sounds like you do a lot more than you think! I don’t make grand gestures like solar panels and electric cars either, that’s why I wanted to do a post on the little, easy things we can do. As far as having old cars- it may not be the most efficient but you aren’t victim of the “throw away” thought process that a lot of people in our country have re: cars! I can’t believe how many people buy new ones every couple years! Mine is from ’01 (bought used) and Brian’s is from ’63 so we respect old cars :) Hope you found the Meatless Monday interesting!



  3. Miki says:

    Hi, Lisa! What a great post! I always try to be as environmentally friendly as I can, but feel guilty because I know I could be doing so much more! :/ Especially now that I’m living here in the US. I am still amazed by how much disposable materials American people consume! In Argentina, nobody buys half a liter water bottles to store in the fridge, for instance or disposable paper plates, plastic cups and flatware.

    Oh, and you’re so right about Salvation Mountain! It was really hard to just choose a few photos for the post, hehe.

    Hope you’ve started the week off with a huge smile! ;D



    • lalafauxbois says:

      We are such a “throw away” culture, it must have been weird for you to see! I could be doing so much more too, but I really think the little things can add up and make a big difference!



  4. Oh yay, I absolutely loved these & so glad u reminded everyone that recycling is the last of the 3 & esp the thermostat, it always drives me a bit bonkers when ppl are in jeans inside in summer/shorts in winter. great job offering easy, practical tips!



  5. Oh & def w/ ya on bringing a tumbler & water bottle along, seeing sooo many coffee cups just tossed at coffee shops can seriously put a tear in my eye! oh & another tip I like that goes w/ the local beer- buy on tap & for home those big jug things (forget the name) for less bottle waste : )



    • lalafauxbois says:

      Glad you liked the post! Good idea on the beer, I think they are called growlers? I know 4 Peaks has those, we should do that more often!



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