There were several comments about recycling and not using plastic. I agree . . plastic is bad but I think some of you don’t realize how some of us live. First, at our house, we can’t even get trash pickup. We have to take everything to the landfill. Vince goes about once a month in the winter and about once every 10 days in the summer. They do have some recycle bins there but it is a bit of trouble to keep everything separate for a month and then his truck is loaded . . totally loaded . . when he goes to the landfill. So, while recycling is possible to some small degree, it is terribly inconvenient.
And, while you’re thinking I don’t care about the environment . . we do. Vince was an environmental engineer and worked hard to control wastes and emissions when he was working for various large companies.
We have an 11 year old car with less than $75,000 miles. We would have 25,000 miles on it if it weren’t for half my heart being in Missouri. We don’t drive much. Except for the trips to Missouri, I don’t even fill up my car once a month.
We use solar panels and generate 85 to 90% of our power via the sun, and send back quite a bit of “clean” electricity for others.
We change out our air conditioner/furnace (central) once every 10 years to be sure we’re using the most energy efficient model out there.
We grow as much of our own food as we can grow. I can it, using glass jars that we re-use for years and years. We don’t use pesticides in the garden . . hence, the bugs usually get more of our produce than we do!
At home, we do compost. We take rabbit poop from friends to add to the garden. We save the droppings from the chicken coop.
So, while we may not be the best at recycling, we are doing some small things to help the environment.