I read this meme on Janey’s Blog and as there has been little content here recently I thought I’d “recycle” this here, and while I know it is not Monday the encouragement to recycle is a good reminder any day!

I celebrate myself, and sing myself,

And what I assume you shall assume,

For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

~Walt Whitman

Do you recycle?
Religiously and have for years. I am fortunate to live in a place that offers curbside recycling. The small price I pay monthly for the privilege to do so is, I believe, part of my responsibility in being a good steward of this planet I live on.

Do you do you laundry with hot or cold water?
Cold!! Furthermore, I dry very few things in my dryer. This is a benefit on a number of levels – clothing lasts longer and I am reducing my energy footprint by doing so.

What kind of light bulbs are in your house?
I would love to tell you that every bulb in my home was fluorescent; sadly, they are not. However, as the candescent bulbs burn out I am replacing them with more eco-friendly fluorescent bulbs even though I do not care for the light they generate.

Do you compost?
No, but I would if it was an option. However, this question is causing me to think about renter-friendly composting options.

What kind of vehicle do you drive?
Sadly, nothing that is fabulously eco-friendly. I would really like to get to the point of driving no vehicle and becoming a rapid transit consumer. As with everything, this is a work in progress…

Do you use plastic or reusable bags when grocery shopping?
Reusable – either Chico Bags or recycled paper bags.
What are three ways you conserve energy?
I am sure there are dozens of ways I could be conserving more, but I try to keep it simple. I am happy to say that my recycled “trash” is a greater volume than my non-recycled trash. My one indulgence remains long, hot showers – so perhaps my cold water washing is canceled out by this selfishness. I am conscious of turning lights off if no one is in the room.

However, what I would like is for you all to share things that you are doing to conserve energy because I am sure there are things that you all are doing that I could be! Leave your conservation techniques in the comments!

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