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Reducing Lunch Waste

This year my husband and I have been very good at packing our son a lunch for school.  Of course there is more than one benefit for doing this.  School lunches tend to scare me all together (we will save that for a different time).  Our main reason was to make a conscious change in what we put the food in.

It occurred to me last summer that we would go through quite a few seal-able plastic bags in a week.  I had everything I needed to pack his lunch in a more reusable way, I just had to do it.  I really did wonder if this was going to be one of those great ideas that took off  and later old habits took back over.  Not this one!  We always use reusable containers for lunches now.  I have even cut out all of the box/pouch drinks and switched to a cool camouflage thermos.  That alone made me very excited.  Not only do I get to more closely monitor the sugar going into the growing 6th grader, but I also have NO waste.

You can do this too.  Here are some ideas of things I think might get you started.

http://www.etsy.com

If you haven’t visited Etsy yet, do.  This is a website for people to buy and sell handmade goods.  You can even shop by location to support you local community.  At this website, you should check out “reusable bags”

http://www.builtny.com/

This is a cool company called Built out of New York, making lunch bags fun.  Be sure and check out their many other products.

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HAPPY EARTH DAY

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Happy Earth Day!

I hope you all feel like this is your day!  I sure do.

I know it is Wednesday and it is still the middle of the work week, but be sure to do something great today for our planet.  Check with your city’s website and see what is going on this weekend in honor of Earth Day.  Redmond Oregon has it’s annual litter pick up in the canyon.  Head on down there and take part, you will feel so good about what you have done.  Be sure and include everyone, the kids and all of their friends can only make for a more exciting day. 

 

-MY PART-

Well, the garden is 1/2 in.  I cant wait for the rest of it.  Don’t forget to leave a little room for regular reseeding.  We want to be able to enjoy our garden as long as possible, not just all at once.  I feel so accomplished, I can hardly stand it.  I really do feel like that is my baby out in the corner.  I am trying rows this year for the firs time.  My friend Ann gave it a shot last year and is totally pro row girl now.

The chicks pullets are doing well, I swear I will get the coop picks up soon.  I am working on a huge project that I cant wait to tell all of you about, just not quite yet.  Anyway, big personality’s (those 3 girls).  Trixy is my fave.  Then Omerosa and Crystal.  Yesterday Trixy started squawking very loud.  I have just recently been letting them out of the coop as I don’t have the pen built yet.  I ran over there to find that she had been around the corner from the others and started to panic.  She is now known as the chick that cries wolf.  The next couple of times that happened, I didn’t run.

I put up my clothes line.  I put the clothes out @ 8:00 last night and pulled them in this morning, I love this weather.  I thinkI have convinced my husband that laundry doesn’t have to be done every day, we can shoot for every other day.  Baby Steps, I guess that is what it is all about.

Again, Have a Great Earth Day and actually embrace it and everything that it stands for!!!

 

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OK, HERE IT IS…THIS IS WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT

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Hi, my name is Dawn Robison.  I am a wife, mother of two, hair stylist, PTO member, Bunco player and huge into wanting everyone to take part in bettering not only their community, but the earth.  I don’t think that means that everyone needs to do everything “green”.  Doing what you can makes a difference.  If that means that you can just start a worm bin or just use reusable bags at the store then you are on your way.   

I have high hopes for this blog and what it represents.  I want this to be the place that you can ask question, tell us about your wonderful idea, and share some great green news you just heard.    I have been so inspired by other peoples blogs and websites.    I hope that this can become a great place for you to be inspired.  So PLEASE, don’t be shy, let us know what your thinking!!!

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