Thursday, May 7, 2009
Think Green Thursday #3
The Pagan Sphinx, otherwise known as my friend, Gina, started Think Green Thursday, and I'm happy to say, it seems to be catching on. Thinking green has gone from "a nice thing to do" right up to being just about a matter of life and death for our planet.
My friend, Lisa, whom I will probably mention frequently because she is full of very good ideas, suggested to me that I sh0uld mention hanging bird feeders and houses in our yards. This should greatly reduce the need for the use of chemical insecticides. The birds are fun to watch, and they eat all sorts of insects in the area they inhabit.
My own thought for the day is that we should be using more environmentally friendly cleaners for household chores and yard work. Not a whole lot of our local super markets carry any or many of them yet. (They will eventually, if we start demanding them.) But some health food stores carry them, and we can easily find them on line. Many may cost more than we are used to paying. (Costs will come down - again - if use increases.) It's worth it. They can be found by Googling - or my choice would be Scroogling. Go to www.scroogle.org to avoid some of the pitfalls of Google.
I am NOT giving my recommendation to any of these products. Most of them I have not tried myself, so I can't do that. But to show you just a small sample of what is available, you will find: Absolute Air Cleaners, Blue Wonder, Citrus Magic, Clean Environment Company, Eco-Me, go-green.biz (They donate 3% to charity), Green Nest, Lily's Garden Herbals, Naturally Good.Net, Simplygoodstuff.com, and there are many, many others.
Some of these products are for infants. Using more natural products for your little ones would certainly be kinder to the babies as well as to the environment.
Why not investigate a few of them? They could help you a great deal, and you will be doing your part to help our planet survive.
The last two photos were from internet ads.
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