Here's our resolutions for lessening our environmental impact, saving money, and wasting less. We made many big improvements on this last year, including building our compost pile, getting glass "tupperware", trading our huge water sucking washer for a used energy efficient front loader, using a push reel mower, etc. Here's a few more goals for this year!
1) Grow a Garden
Not just a flower garden... a VEGETABLE garden. One that we can eat from! I'm envisioning squash and peppers foremost. I'd LOVE tomatoes, but haven't ever had luck with them. We'll go from there!
2) Continue to Use USED Materials Whenever Possible
Pretty self explanatory! We've had good luck so far.
3) Make Insulating Curtains
I'd like to further insulate our windows by adding quilted window shades to keep heat in.
4) Reuse and Repair Everything Possible
From darning socks to re-glazing our windows!
5) Make Homemade...
...hair gel, bread, household cleaners, snacks and cookies, etc
6) Compost EVERYTHING Possible!
Well, except dog poo. We're not going to try that yet. I want to compost most of our waste paper instead of sending it to the recycling and make sure that we don't throw out any food matter this year!