Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tread Lightly

For the past five months, I have been blogging once a week over here about style on a budget. You can still find me there at least once a wee, but I’m starting this new blog to focus on another passion of mine — environmentalism.

I haven’t set broad, incomprehensible goals for myself, such as “save the rainforest” or “stop global warming.” What I have set out to do is focus on my own day-to-day behaviors and how I can gradually decrease my footprint on the Earth without breaking the bank.

Ever since it has become cool to “go green,” lots of new products have popped up to aid in this effort. While I think it's great that its now trendy to be environmentally conscious, it sure can be costly to buy organic products and install solar panels on your roof.

Instead I’m more interested in the little things. Where can I easily drop off my recyclables? Where can I recycle number 5 plastics? What are some affordable eco-friendly products I can switch to without drastically altering my lifestyle or bank account? What can I make or buy used vs. buying new? Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

My goal is for this to be a place where I can be open and informative, with you the reader, about my journey toward a more efficient lifestyle. What works, what doesn’t. A product review here and there. And how-to guides I find interesting. I want to focus on affordable environmentalism — but hopefully avoid being dull or preachy.

I’m always interested comments, suggestions and recommendations, so don’t be afraid to speak up!

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