Wednesday, April 04, 2007

I saved 1.4 lbs. of CO2 today!

Alright. I believe if you proclaim a goal publicly you are more likely to achieve it. So here I go: I am going to be a better environmentalist. That means, less driving, no more plastic bags, eating locally, being a part of my community, using environmentally friendly cleaning products, and much more.

Today I start. Not from ground zero as I've already started implementing some eco-friendly practices in my daily life. I use toilet paper and paper towels from 100% recycled materials, my soaps/detergents are friendly, I've reduced the number of times I wash my hair a week down to two and I try my damnedest to avoid vinyl.

They say that you release 1 lb of CO2 for every mile you drive. I got my lazy ass on my bike and rode to the gym. It's such a pleasant ride, I'm not sure why I wasn't doing it before. Ok, partly because it was cold, dark and wet. But now it's spring.

I rode my bike the 1.9 miles to work the other day. Up hill. Killed me. But I plan to find a new route around those hills so I can make the ride more often.

And I plan to record my progress right here. so stay tuned!


surly said...

congratulations! i've linked to you and will begin to follow your every climate conscious move.

Mimi said...

I only drove my car once this week, and that was to take the little man to the dr!