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Where are my crunchy NC ladies?

I have seen a few of you as I lurk on the new Green Living board!  Who wants to share their eco-friendly habits over here?
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Re: Where are my crunchy NC ladies?

  • We have used cloth napkins ever since we got married.  We also recycle, compost, the usual things.  DH rides the bike to the gym a lot more than I do (mainly bc I am nervous riding in traffic)  I have just started using natural cleaning products as my cleaning supplies run out.  I actually have been doing the Oil Cleansing Method on my face for almost 3 weeks now- I like it so far, but I want to give it a good 3 months before I make my mind up completely!

    I think I draw the line at family cloth and cloth pads though!

    IAmPregnant Ticker
  • Oh, I'm on there pretty frequently!  Big Smile  I like learning about all the new concepts that were totally foreign to me.  Sometimes, I admit that it makes me feel bad about certain things I do, but I suppose in the long run, if it makes me (or anyone else) change even one "bad" habit, then it's a success.  The power of one, you know!?

    Anyway, I've used re-useable grocery bags since 1997 (my freshman year of college when I had to take the bus and schlep things everywhere.)

    The house we bought came equipped with a vegetable garden and compost pile, so we've done and maintained that for over a year now.

    We've been changing over to CFL light bulbs once our old ones die.

    DH frequently rides his bike to work.  We almost always either walk or take our bike when going somewhere less than 3 miles away (which includes several grocery stores).

    Ever since I heard it on the radio since moving to NC, I've been a big fan of Charlies Soap, which is an earth friendly, do-it-all type of cleaner.  No more bleach for me!

    I'm also attempting to go more EF with my deoderant.  I'm not so sure how I like this--I did it mostly because I started to get pretty bad razor burn/marks and discomfort since i have to shave every day.  I thought maybe an organic type deoderant would help my pain--and it has helped, but my body still isn't quite used to not having antipersperant.  I'm still sweaty like a man--thankfully I don't smell like one.

  • Yikes @ the family cloth!

    I'm trying to make changes but it's a work in progress.  I use green cleaning products, reusable cloth bags for groceries, recycle everything I can, use cloths instead of paper towels to clean, bring my own water container, etc.

    I know I can do more.  I'm trying to convince DH that composting is a good idea.  I don't use any green beauty products right now (Bare Minerals is the closest thing to a green product I have, I guess).  

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  • i have picked up about 4-5 reusable grocery bags randomly, all for free!  i love them b/c they hold much more stuff and i even have a waterproof one.  Smile

    i have seriously only used 2 rolls of paper towels this entire year, and that has probably been when DH cleans the car windows (i use a rag to clean windows in the house) or when he makes bacon in the microwave (which is rare).

    IAmPregnant Ticker
  • composting, vinegar/water for all cleaning, recycle everything possible, reusable shopping bags, cloth rags to clean, line drying clothes, rain barrels... i'm sure there's more but those are off the top of my head.  as soon as my current face wash runs out i'm switching to either ACV or OCM.  i don't wear makeup so no issues there.
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  • I'm over there, but mostly lurking these days, taking it all in.  I have tips but I'll post later...in a bit of a rush right now...
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  • Charch,  I tried to convince DH that vinegar/water works for cleaning (we do an equal share of cleaning around the house) but he thinks it will stink and not sanitize anything properly.  Anything you can think of that would help me out?
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  • cloth diapers, cloth napkins, cloth cleaning rags ( i haven't bought napkins or paper towels in two years), reusable grocery bags, earth friendly cleaners (method, charlies, vinegar), the energy saving light bulbs as the old ones burn out, composting.

     

    That is all I can think of now.  Next spring we will be getting rain barrels.  It was on the list for this year but life got out of control! 

  • everam, try cleaning with vinegar with him there. You'll smell it when you're actually using it, but once it dries, the smell is gone. I use vinegar for SO many things, and you can't smell it at all.
  • I'm slowly becoming green due to Burt's Bees. We have recycling police here at work, they leave stickers on our trash to tell us if we've been bad.
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    Charch,  I tried to convince DH that vinegar/water works for cleaning (we do an equal share of cleaning around the house) but he thinks it will stink and not sanitize anything properly.  Anything you can think of that would help me out?
    DH put up a huge stink about it at first, but i won by default since i do the shopping Stick out tongue like j&t said, you smell it while you use it, but not after it dries.  there are some articles about its sanitizing...

    here's some very scientific data

    and an article

    Baby Charchie born 12/22/2011
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    Charch,  I tried to convince DH that vinegar/water works for cleaning (we do an equal share of cleaning around the house) but he thinks it will stink and not sanitize anything properly.  Anything you can think of that would help me out?
    DH put up a huge stink about it at first, but i won by default since i do the shopping Stick out tongue like j&t said, you smell it while you use it, but not after it dries.  there are some articles about its sanitizing...

    here's some very scientific data

    and an article

    Thanks!  (thanks J&T too)  

    Maybe I'll be sneaky and use it to see if he even notices. 

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