Week 35 – Bring my own to-go container

Well, I guess I can’t complete the Green Challenge without doing some kind of weird things.  That worm bin is pretty weird, but it’s just under my sink so no one really sees it.  Going places and asking for drinks without a straw is sort of weird, but maybe people just think I don’t want…

Week 34 – Stop using bags for produce

What is the purpose of the plastic bags for fruit at the grocery stores?  One might say that they make it easier to carry fruits.  WEAK excuse. From now on, I will take an extra minute to put each fruit in the cart and then in my  grocery bag (reusable of course) and then in my…

Are those baby worms?

I’ve been feeding my worms once every few days, and this time when I went to feed them (zucchini and yellow squash was on the menu), I noticed hundreds of tiny white things in the bin.  “Are those worm eggs?”  I thought with excitement.  They were very small, round, and white.  No, they couldn’t be…

Week 32 – Eat ice cream cones

In college my roommate and I made a game of deciding if certain words were one word or two.  Needless to say, we were both engineers.  Now for the topic of this week’s green change: ice cream or icecream.  Is that one or two words?  I know Kellie, my English teacher sister, is hitting her…

Week 31 – Use green household cleaners

Initially when I noticed we were running low on the all purpose cleaning spray from Green Works, I just added it to the shopping list.  But then I thought about those forgotten cleaning products stashed under the sink next to my worm bin. As a wedding gift, Greg and I got a whole set of Shaklee organic cleaning supplies…