How can you talk about being green without nagging or offending?

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Registered: 01-03-2001
How can you talk about being green without nagging or offending?
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Tue, 03-13-2012 - 11:47am

Hi Everyone,

We are just curious, Are you and your family "green"? How can you talk about being green without nagging or offending? Have you ever had to have a "green intervention?"

Karla
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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
lol It's all work I assure you. But very satisfying work when you planted, maintained and harvested it yourself. I couldn't do it for a living. I'm actuallt a sales service rep Mon-Fri. I sit with head phoens & a computer, hence the need for Curves and calorie counting.lol Have an great weekend!

Robin

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002

That's awesome.






iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003

We grow whatever the season allows for. Our list includes tomatoes, several kinds of peppers, cucumbers, squash, zuchinni, carrots, basil, cilantro, parsley, lettuce, kale, turnips, sweet corn, green beans, okra, white & sweet potatoes, watermelons, pumpkins. My parents have pear trees we pick from and we have friends with apple trees & peach trees where we pick as well. We can the fruit and some of the veggies. I can veggie soup and salsa as well. Some veggies we freeze. Corn on the cob or fresh cream corn is just as good in the winter as it is in summer. We make relishes, pickles, saur craut, chow-chow.

Robin

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002

"We should probably do alot more."

I'm so impressed with everything you ARE doing!






iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
We aren't what I'd consider "green" living. I do make my own laundry detergent from all natural products. We do grow our veggies and I can them. I make all the jams & jellies we consume. I buy second hand clothing about 80% of the time. We neer buy canned drinks. We use metal containers and carry tap water from home and make our coffee so no drive thru cups are used up. I do not seperate our trash because our local pick up doesn't offer recycle service. The recycling senter is closed on nigths & weekends so I never go. I drive a corolla and my hubby's truck is a diesel with a straight drive because he needs the heeavy duty engine to pull machinery. We shopped around for the straight drive for 2 years before we found a 2nd hand one and it get 19 MPG city and 23 HWY. We try to pay attention to those kinds of things but I don't think we are considered green at all. We should probably do alot more.

Robin

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003

I think the water out of our house is better than a lot of bottled water.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002

Bottled water has its place, when we're traveling for days in the car but we were relying on them too much for a while--like just going out for the day.






iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
My brother went to school in New York in the 70's, and the mayor(I think Ed Koch).had commercials on the radio about turning off the water while you brushed your teeth. My brother came home at Christmas and did a funny impression of this - and I swear I hear his voice in my head whenever I let the water run. Another thing o do is refrigerate tap water rather than buy bottled - our water is delicious but I like it cold...but I do this because I am cheap...it does save the watt of running it until it is cold. SJ
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002

I do tell my kids, too, but I think part of that is education.






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003

No, I would not categorize my family as green.

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