Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Plastic Bags - Change the World Wednesday

I just found something pretty nifty, and I want to share with all of you.

I started this gardening blog at first just to get my personal plant research written down somewhere. Then, I started my garden at the Pleasantville farm (which is 100% organic) and have come to realize how important it is to preserve, and in many cases, get back to the natural order of things.

I'm not going to stop using deodorant or anything like that, and I believe there is a really strong case for many man created things (modern medicine like epidurals included), but there are some things even the least environmentally conscious of us can do.

Reduce Footprints issues a challenge each week. This week, the challenge is to avoid plastic shopping bags. Please click on the picture above to see the specifics on the challenge. I'll post a link every week and let you know whether or not I'll be participating. I at least want you to know whether I'm being a hypocrite or not before you elect to be part of the challenge :)

Since I just bought a re-usable shopping bag from Aldi yesterday, I am going to try meeting the challenge!


chicamom85 said...

Excellant idea, I will follow your good example. I am off to do groceries right now.


Small Footprints said...

Thank you so much ... I really appreciate your participation and support! I truly believe that if we all work together ... we can change the world.

BTW ... I like your blog. Hope you don't mind if I follow it and add it to my blog roll.

Thanks, again!

Small Footprints

MzzLily said...

We do a lot of shopping at the warehouse club - NO BAGS! I would probably be lousy at trying to remember to take my bags. But we recycle them. My F-i-L uses them to line their trashcans. I stuff them in a kitchen drawer for sending home tomatoes & beans, etc. Am I rationalizing? Yeah, probably...

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...
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The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I have the bags and never seem to bring them...I totally will make a point to do it though. your so right.

an aside on plastic bags. when my friends water broke, ages ago. She grabbed a 33 gal. garbage bag, poked two leg holes in it... stepped into like a pull up and drove herself to the hospital

the mother of invention


SquirrelQueen said...

Everyone should be using the reusable bags, I can't think of any reason to still be letting stores put your purchases in plastic.

I just saw your comment asking to use the Farmers' Market logo. Life got really busy there for awhile and I just checked that post today. Of course and I hope you will still be taking part in the challenge.