Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

Today is Earth Day and I spent most of my morning refreshing the Aveeno page to get the free Envirosax tote bag. I was undoubtedly one of the first 1000 people to go to the page when it went live because I refreshed just the right time to witness it. (Yes, I was refreshing *that* much because being the tote bag junkie that I am, I had to have that bag). The page was very buggy and it had tons of Java errors. I tried a couple more times (a few more hours actually), but the bugs were still there. In the end, I did not get one. Boo! :(

I've become environmentally conscious almost a year ago when I got my Method "Plastic Bag Rehab" tote bag. I thought it was really cute and clever that from that day on, I vowed never to use plastic bag ever again. I've collected tons of other tote bags since then and I have a shoe box full in the backseat of my car, ready for use anytime! I also carry 2 in my purse for those "you'll never know" moments. I use them to carry groceries, craft supplies, clothes, books, anything!

In our house, plastic bags multiply like bunnies. Next thing you know, you've got a gazillion in your stash. We avoid plastic bags as much as possible but in instances that we do get the occassional plastic bag, we make sure that we reuse them by using them as trash bin liners. We also bring the excess plastic bags to our local grocery store since they offer to recycle them for free.

Using tote bags is definitely one easy change that we can all get into and actually stick to that will help the environment. Who wants to carry those icky plastic bags anyway when you can carry your goods around in a really cute tote?

Come join me and say "NO" to plastic and "YES" to tote bags!


MagicMarkingsArt said...

my prime pet peeve as well, and one that is soooo easily fixed. there are tons of wonderful tote bag makers, and even cool reusable sandwich bag makers on etsy.....and you don't have to refresh and wait hours to get one :)

Georgia M. said...

Yay for tote bagging! Your blog is super cute and socially conscious =)