Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Green Dreams

My Green Dream

Sheila over at My Memories is hosting an Earth Day Green Dreams Round Up.

She's invited readers to post their "Green Dreams" -- or a wish list of sorts.

So, my three Green Dreams...

  1. Since we are in a drought still here in Atlanta, I'd love to have the ability to recycle water. Right here in my house. When we lived in Australia so many people had rain collection barrels and the rain water was used for much of the "waste" or non-drinking/food related water. How great would it be to use rain water for your garden watering or flushing toilets?

    I'm also up for recycling my dishwasher and washing machine water for these tasks too.

  2. I love the idea of buying locally grown produce and buying from local farmers. Where my parents live, in the summer time you can't drive by a corner without seeing a farmers stall selling locally grown produce. I really miss that living here. Not only is the produce cheaper, it tastes much better than what you get from the supermarket.

    I have just discovered we have a few farmers markets around in the summer time. Since I'm going to be around a bit more this summer, I plan on hitting them fairly regularly!

  3. Finally, I really, really hate junk mail. This includes newspapers, fliers, unrequested credit card applications... the whole shebang. I know there are services like GreenDimes, where you can subscribe and manage the "types" of junk mail you receive.

    Honestly, I don't know why you need to pay for this type of service. It should be something that companies do, for free, to be more environmentally friendly. If you want to receive junk mail or information, then you should sign up to receive it.
So, this is my list of my three green dreams.

If you'd like to play, just visit Sheila, pick up her button and drop your name in her Mr. Linky!

And to leave you with an Earth Day conversation I had with Josh when he got off the bus today....

Me: Did you talk about Earth Day at school today?

Josh: What?

Me: Earth Day? Did you talk about it?

Josh: Today is Earth Day? No, we didn't.

I must say I was a bit shocked, but then the CRCT testing* starts tomorrow so I'm sure all the school is focused on that test!

*CRCT stands for: Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests. I'm sure I'll be blogging about it some time this week!


  1. I too love the idea of using rain water and gray water for non food related things.

    More Farmer's markets would be sweet and yes, services such as the one Green Dimes provides should be FREE!

  2. I wandered over from Sheila's after doing the same meme. I'm right there with both of you on using rain water and gray water. I think, as my fiancee and I consider the dream house we'd like to build, that this is one of the reasons why the Earthship design is so appealing to me: one of the components is a fully integrated rainwater catchment and reused gray water (used water eventually ends up in planters).


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