Green and thrifty, huh? I haven’t been doing much of that lately, have I? Well, I’m in school so I won’t be transcribing any recipes today, but I can chat. Green involves going vegan, saving energy and water, and reducing, reusing, and recycling. Thrifty is all about saving money and getting value.
So, going vegan is green? Yes. farmed animals contribute to greenhouse gasses more than transportation does. It takes significantly more water to produce a pound of meat than it does a pound of vegetables or fruits. That’s all I’ll say about vegan, I don’t want to be super preachy or anything. Saving energy…well, I haven’t been doing much of that lately. I am a backslider. I have been turning off lights and I have reset my thermostat for winter, but that’s about it. Saving water has been easier. We are taking shorter showers these days (but getting just as clean, I promise). I am loading the dishwasher so it is actually full when we run it. As far as reducing, reusing, and recycling, well, when our computer died finally, we got out my old laptop (about 10 years old) and have been using it for the last year. We are finally getting a new computer but it’s only the tower since we have everything else, and it’s a good, expandable model that should last us another 10 years.
As far as thrifty goes, I think I told you about the deals I got on our couches and mattress. We researched the computer before buying it and made sure it was a good model that would last us. We haven’t bought much else. Clothing has come from the thrift store – winter wardrobe, yay! Our big money drain lately has been eating out. That’s been our weakness since my husband and I met, at a British pub in the area. We need to cut back at least. At least I am still suing homemade cleansers and soap. That’s something.
So, we haven’t been exactly the greenest or the thriftiest lately but, life is a work in progress, and eventually I’ll get all my ducks in a row. It seems like every time I start a new bit, the old bits partially fall by the wayside. I pick them back up, but it takes some time to get back into it. Like I said last time, we’re getting there, if slowly.