Celebrating the Earth for Comment Contest Tuesday

Yesterday was Earth Day. What did you do to celebrate?

My company is hosting Earth Week this week.

Yesterday we had a Farmer’s Market; today is eWaste disposal for a free lunch; tomorrow–Wellness Walk; Thursday–a sustainability quiz (not quite sure what that means); and a Vendor Fair on Friday, which I will miss since I will be working from home.

I am sure like most of you, I celebrate Earth Day every single day.

We recycle,we compost, we recycle batteries and light bulbs.

I use reusable bags to grocery shop and hit Trader Joe’s and Target. I carry a chico bag in my purse so I always have a bag when I need one. I recently started using washable reusable produce bags. (Read Go Fit Girl!’s Review Wednesday on this product.)

We don’t run our dishwasher (I’m the dishwasher).

We both use some form of public transportation to get to work (subway and shuttle service)–we both have long commutes. We only have one car.

What did you do to celebrate Earth Day? Or what do you do regularly to celebrate our beautiful Earth.

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Review Wednesday: Reusable Washable Nylon Produce bags

In honor of Earth Day next week (Monday, April 22) I wanted to review Reusable Washable Nylon Produce bags.

Friend and GFG! reader, Nicole, sent me some as a gift, which is totally awesome.

If anyone ever wants to send me cool items whether as a gift or to review or both I will gladly accept. Remember the onion goggles given to me by friend and GFG! reader Monica?

And come back next Tuesday for a Comment Contest Tuesday and a chance to win your own set of Washable Produce Bags.

The bags are light and can easily be thrown in my reusable grocery bags.

The bags are see through and you can wash your fruits and veggies while they are still in the bag, which works out great.

The bags themselves are easy to clean with a little soap and water and they dry quickly.

One of my bags in the batch my friend sent didn’t have a whole cut for the drawstring. But that’s the only negative I have found. After I realized I couldn’t cinch one of my bags I came home and cut a little slit in the bag and now I can … Continue reading

Buh-bye plastic bags

When I was at Target the other day … and by the way it was so busy at like 10:30/11 a.m. on a Friday morning. What’s the deal? (I work from home on Fridays and can be flexible about my “lunch break.”)

Anyway, as I was paying for my items (and many more than I had planned to buy–but that seems to be the norm when going to Target) as the cashier was scanning and bagging my items into my Chico Bags, which should very soon end up in Go Fit Girl!’s Amazon store, he told me that starting January 1 Alameda County (where I live and shop) will no longer have plastic bags and it will be 10 cents for a each paper bag used/needed.

I carry at least two Chico Bags in my purse so I am ready for an unexpected shopping trip, such as Michael’s today.

I carry bags in the trunk for trips to Target. I have bags in the pantry, which are used every time I go to the grocery.

I understand the need for the plastic bag ban ordinances … to a point.

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Recycle, donate, dilate

This is gonna be a smorgasbord of a post: a little health care with some de-cluttering  and recycling and donating thrown in.

Yesterday I had an eye appointment. I have worn glasses since I was 4. So going to the eye doctor has always been important. I have been wearing contacts for about four years and I wore them years ago for a couple of years.

On my walk to my appointment I ran a couple of errands. I dropped some clothes off at the cleaners along with a bunch of wire hangers. Then I stopped to get some hair product from one of the salon’s on the main drag in my hood.

My last stop was the eye doctor. I asked them if they took old glasses. They said they did and the donated glasses go to Lions Club International. So I donated four pairs of good glasses I found in my de-cluttering. Unfortunately they couldn’t take the cases.

I really like my eye doctor and the staff. It seems like a fun and good place to work. My appointment went well. All looked good. My contacts are still doing great. (I wear hard contacts.) Everything with my … Continue reading