Friday, June 10

3 R Friday

A weekly series of simple tips geared toward helping you darken your shade of green. Easily.

Reduce: Reduce waste and resource usage by renting instead of buying.
  • Rent formal dresses instead of buying new.
  • Rent home improvement tools that you won't use more than once or twice instead of buying.
  • Rent movies, books-on-tape, and regular books from the library.
  • Rent a big car when you need one and drive a smaller one for everyday driving.
Reuse: Reuse water for watering plants.
  • Collect the water you use for cooking (pasta, potato, steaming veggies) and after it cools use it to water your plants with. 
  • Left over water from pet dishes.
  • Collect water from rinsing fruit and veggies.
  • Bath water.
  • Left over water from drinking bottles.
  • Collect rain water via a rain barrel.
Recycle: Recycle your children's sport shirts into a memory quilt!

Hope you found these tips helpful. Feel free to share any tips you may have.

Have a Great Green Weekend!

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