Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Counting down One Small Change

The ONE SMALL CHANGE Challenge is coming to a close March I chose not to buy any soda or sparkling water. I can happily report 100% success. Of course it helped that for my birthday I got a soda stream. 22 days in April until earthday. I was going to do something grandiose for the last month, like Re-Use something from the trash everyday for something useful. But then I started to think "That's not the purpose of this challenge! One SMALL Change. So for this month, I think I will do something practical. Again No More disposables. But this time, When buying take out, I will not buy anything that isn't compostable. True, I do pretty well at this already, but there is room for improvement. Always. So my new one small change for the month of April is it's OK to buy take out, only if it comes in a compostable (paper/cardboard, not waxed) container OR I bring my own container.


Frugal Home Designs said...

That is a good idea. A while ago I saw a story on Sandra Bullock's restaurant and they use biodegradeable take out containers made from sugar cane and potatoes --pretty cool. Seems like it should almost be mandatory. Then you could order from anywhere :)

Lisa Nelsen-Woods said...

I recently found a small stash of paper napkins from, like 2006. I put them into use but only if we compost them afterwards. It's a win/win because I have a hard time finding browns for my bin.

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

I'm anxious to hear how April goes for you. Take out always makes me feel so guilty, with all those wasted wrappings!
The soda stream was a great gift idea. I'll remember that for my sons this Christmas.