Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Green Challenge

P3250064, originally uploaded by paper-flower-girl.


Janick from http://fonetik.wordpress.com/ challenged me to do the Green Challenge, so I have to write a bit about what I am doing to introduce environmental sustainability into my daily life!

1. I use a whashing machine with an 'economy' option, which uses less water and I hang dry my laundry.

2. I do not own a car and I ride/walk more than drive. For longer distances I use public traffic.

3. I don't buy disposable plates/utensils and I re-use plastic water bottles. I also keep plastic and cotton bags and take them with me to go shopping, instead of taking extra plastic bags that I don't need.

4. I eat only free range, sustainable animal products and food from organic agriculture and fair trade.

5. I own some second-hand / re-use clothing, and only buy clothes that are made from biodegradable fabrics. I try to buy as much of my basics as possible in organic fabrics.

6. Most of my batteries are rechargable

7. I use mostly all-natural, biodegradable cleaning products and I do not use any chemicals in my yard.

8. I use mostly recycled paper products, even my toilet is made from 100% recycled paper. I also recycle paper for wrapping gifts, for making collages and notebooks/sketchbooks.

9. We sort our garbage: paper, vegetable and plant remains, plastic and cans all go in different containers and are collected seperatly.

10. I use a lot of recycled and repurposed, vintage, second hand and found objects in my jewelry and art.

I'm tagging Ruth Singer from Mantua Maker, Vleervlinder, Renate from Kreativlink, and Petronella from Kraplap.

2 comments:

Sandra Eileen - Artisan Jewelry For Your Good Life said...

repurposed items are so much fun to create with too.

Patrick said...

Hi,
I love this photo !