Monday, September 01, 2014

Another Step Towards Going Green

In an effort to continue to reduce the size of the carbon footprint that I'm making on the Earth, I'm considering a reel lawn mower for my suburban sized yard. I'm past the point of needing a new mower as the gasoline powered unit is limping along and may make it to the end of this mowing season...or not. It's a little embarrassing mowing the lawn as it makes its sputtering sounds while working its way through the task of cutting my grass.

I was considering an electric mower but started thinking that with a relatively flat lawn and small size, why not go completely powerless and provide the power myself?

I'm wondering...
What are some of the ways that you are reducing your carbon footprint?

A little less air conditioning?
Walking or biking for short errands?
A more fuel efficient vehicle?
Eating less red meat?
Recycling?

Here's an interesting one--drinking less bottled water!

That's right! With plastic bottles being a petroleum product, we use millions of barrels of oil to make plastic bottles that are filled with tap water, shipped via gas guzzling trucks to the store and then thrown away after a single use. I'm guilty--but have decided to really cut back on this one.

So, how about it?
What are the ways that you are friendly to our Earth home?
Please share so that all of us can join you.

John <><

5 comments:

Big Sky Heidi said...

That's a good green idea, plus it's healthy. For my part, I ride my bike short distances. Plus it's good for my legs and stamina. Great idea about the bottled water!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Those are great ideas, John Hill!

I avoid using bottled water also.

John Hill said...

I'm in need of a new bike. I was using my daughter's but she came and got it. Good for the stamina, yes. Only so much you can do to help these old legs. Should've taken better care of them when I was young like you.

John Hill said...

We have filtered water at home and at work. That helps.

Duckbutt said...

An electric lawnmower is good for small lawns. Quieter too