We are stuff people. We like cool stuff, we tend to gather cool stuff.. from wherever. Stuff makes messes, it gets in the way, and you know what else? It pollutes - maybe not while it's sitting in our small house, but when it leaves - even if it goes to the thrift shop - eventually stuff gets thrown out.
We are working on reducing stuff. As we work on this, we're working on living more green, clean lives. That's a lot of work some days. It means thinking critically when we buy, and when we clean, and when we.... you get the picture. We really have to take time to consider what we're doing with stuff.
Have you seen "The Story of Stuff"? This has a little bit to do with our motivation to reduce, reuse, repair, recycle. As I've already stated - we like stuff. It is not easy to be wise sometimes. Gadgets are neat and fun.
So here we are, working desperatly to reduce. That's our first step - not just reduce waste, but reduce the things that our in our home and the things that come into our home. We're already doing a lot of "green" things. We recycle, compost, cloth diaper (mostly...sometimes), use lights only in the evening (mostly), cool our home with the breeze as much as possible... the list goes on. We're trying. As I look around I feel like we have a long way to go.
So we're starting - a greening adventure. As we think we need new "Stuff" we are looking for affordable green products instead of things that end up as trash, unusable, unable to be recycled. We are learning to reuse in new ways.
I'm looking forward to sharing more about our greening house.
What do you do to live a green, clean, healthy life?