Monday, October 15, 2007

What Are You Doing? A Call to Action

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day

Today is Blog Action Day. What are you doing to help the environment? It's not that difficult, really. You can start by following the 3 R's: reduce, reuse, and recycle. As knitters and crafters, we certainly been known to reuse and recycle things by incorporating objects into our work. Many of us even use knit dishcloths instead of wasting paper towels.

Knitting gives us the perfect excuse to turn down the thermostat. After all, keeping the temperature in the house turned down allows us to use the fabulous knitted socks, sweaters, and throws that we have made for ourselves! What better way to show off?

But why stop there? Here are 50 simple things you can do to start helping the environment. Want more? The Green Guide offers tips for a green home makeover. Little changes, like cleaning green, are not only healthier for the environment, they're healthier for you. (If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, check out the Chron's Green section on SFGate. )

We managed to make some significant changes in the 1970's. For our own sakes, we need to do it again.


tina said...

I've always recycled, watched my gasoline consumption, turned down the heat, etc. But I have never been a green cleaner. I'm trying to start now but it just isn't the same!!!!!!!

Ack. I miss PineSol! :)

Anonymous said...

That's a really great blog. Way to be proactive. mar

cpurl17 said...

Thank you reminding me that I set out to be more green this year!!

I saw your avatar on Ravelry--I'm a hapagirl too!