SUZAN of Old Grey Mare, started this project, it happens the first day of every month. You sign up to link ,exchange ideas and share recycling tips. She has some amazing tips on her blog; You should check them out, not only green, but practical and will save you $ome green. Thank you, Suzan! It is a wonderful idea~
My Mom practiced reusing, recycling methods, before it was ever called Green. She use to cut up old pantyhose and use the rings in her garden to support stalks n' vines. I have seen Martha Stewart do this as well, but Mom was using this method, years before Martha appeared on TV. I do think Mom and Martha do share a passion, in using green living techniques and having a green thumb.
I use tea towels to wash n' wipe my produce. It saves a lot of paper towel, which saves you money and saves a few trees. (Thanks Mom)~ Yes, I went to the Farmer's Market, yesterday...which Sherry Blue Sky reminds us helps.
After you shower at my house, the water runs back down the pipes and there is about 2cups of water that runs off. I collect it and use it on my plants. It seems like such a small act, but it does save. I also collect the water left in glasses...usually I have two quarts of water for my window boxes. It all adds up...
After I make Iced tea, I save my tea bags. They are great for cold compresses for your puffy eyes or the tannin acid can help heal canker sores. I have seen these tips for years, so I don't know where credit is due. I let them cool and toss them in a mini ziplock bag, throw them in the fridge. Green tea used on your face can tighten pores. Natural Health magazine deserves, credit for this tip. You can also use tea bags, after making tea to dye silk flowers to give them a vintage look. You can pour your tea and add more hot water to the bags and reuse them for dye.
You can go check out the tips and meet some new friends. I think you might discover some money $aving tips and creative ways to reuse, recycle what you have. Help change your world...
I want to thank Sherry for pointing me in this direction! Thanxs~ Also here is a link to my other post, with many inspiring, upcycled ideas.
Thank you so much SUZAN, for doing this. Your awareness and passion will make changes. I have read some amazing posts and can see a shift in the way I think, even more than before.