Sunday, March 15, 2009

Where on earth have I been?

My goodness it has been a while hasn't it! I have been procrastinating, dithering and generally being far to lazy to update this for a while, but here it is, AN UPDATE and all is not well...

Now, when I started this I thought I would write something every week and gradually improve my own environmental attitude, but it is a bit sad to report that I have not been as good as I thought I was. The plastic bags have been creeping back in (though on the whole I am much better and usually have my own at the ready) and no matter how many reusable bags you do buy, if you don't use them I guess I am missing the point somewhat... The phone charger is STILL plugged in upstairs...................................................................................ok, now it isn't, but it was. This laptop has been charging for the last three weeks too. So easy to fall into the old habits.

But it isn't all bad... the organic veggie box has been a revelation and parsnips aside, most of the stuff we get is actually rather nice.

So, where to go now? Well, thankfully, some of you lot out there have been trying to get me back into writing this and have been a LOT better at this environmentally friendly lifestyle than I am so I am going to go with a suggestion from Tish which kind of ties in to something I have been thinking about and mentioned before.

So, here's the challenge...

What I am going to try and do, and hope you give a go is just buy what I need. Sounds simple, but rubbish is piling up across the world so for this week I suggest we try to only buy enough perishable food as we are going to eat. No waste!!! I noticed pretty early on how much less rubbish we were producing with just the few changes we had made, but until I get a composter or persuade the neighbours dog to eat more potato skins we are still making too much.

So, that's it for a few days, cut down on waste till I have some better ideas...

Also, to whet your appetite for future editions of this blog, I am giving you all a gift in a couple of weeks if you sign up as a follower or send me a message... but more about that next week, I have to watch the rugby on my new low emission TV...

2 comments:

LeBant said...

...so that's where you've been!

janice said...

so what if we've already signed up as a follower - do we get a present too???