gaeln (gaeln) wrote,

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There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew. -Marshall McLuhan

I have used this quote before, I'll undoubtedly use it again.

For the past few years my family and I have, in earnest, been trying to reduce our impact on the planet.
We recycle prodigiously, including e-waste, I've stopped all mailed catalogues, we use reusable bags for grocery shopping and so on, all baby steps but in the right direction I think. But, I'd like to do so much more, including but not limited to, just not bringing so much garbage and recyclables home in the first place.

So dear flist, I'm taking suggestions.

Please tell me that ONE thing you are doing to be more crew and less passenger. What made me think of this was the suggestion from positive_pat to recycle my coffee grounds and egg shells to use for my plants instead of just washing them down the sink, something that I used to do but had forgotten about and which I've started doing again, a mini attempt at the actually composting we're planning on starting later in the year.

So, if you could take just a minute and let me know that one thing you do that you feel helps you be more green I'd so appreciate it. I'll make a second post of whatever suggestions I may receive. And, thank you.
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