Wednesday, April 23, 2008

SPT- Going Geen

Ok, I know I'm a day late, but I don't think Lelly will mind, right? Basically this SPT for this week has to do with what we are doing for our earth... (Earth Day was yesterday, April 22nd).

What got our family thinking green was the concept that we have been teaching both our boys since they were born~ "God made the world and everything in it". Hmmm... If God made the world and we love God, how should we live our lives to be pleasing to him? Hmmm...Take care of the blessing He has created around us! This thought can continue going in many areas BUT TODAY let's stick with being green~

This is our third season to have our own garden with 8 rows of wonderful organic-ish veggies being grown without using polluting chemicals. "Real" veggies are soo much better!
We continue to visit our farmers market for fruits, veggies, and flowers instead of always buying from grocery stores where their items are often massed produced using all kids of "stuff" to make them bigger and better!
We have started using these wonderful reuseable bags from Reusable Bags . Now if you are a sceptic on the capacity of these bags- in these two bags I was able to have: 6 lb of ground beef, 3 (4lb) roasts, 3 loaves of bread, 3 BIG containers of Gatorade and some other little things! I am always impressed with these bags!
We try to use our regular dishes instead of the "use one time and toss" products-Easy but every thing helps!
We store our leftovers in glass is overall better for YOU (plastic products start to give off yucky stuff over time and you don't want to use them in the microwave)!

We also make an effort to eat our left overs (which always look better in glass containers!). Energy is being spent to make these foods. Also, farmers are having to use "stuff" to make foods bigger and better because there are so many more people in this world to feed, while there are still only a very small percentage of farmers- just think about it and eat your left overs!
Finally we recycle! Anyone can do this!!!
God created this world!
What are you doing to let Him know you love him and are aware of the beautiful blessings around you!


lelly said...

wow - so much to love in this post!! being *green* isn't really a new concept, especially when you think about respecting the blessings around us.

thanks for making a point about leftovers. nothing makes me feel more guilty than tossing the leftovers that got pushed to the back of the fridge! maybe i need to invest in more glass storage-wear, make them more appealing!!

you and your family are doing an awesome job!!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

I, too, like the glass container suggestion, Lacie. Thanks. You're doing a great job to show you appreciate the world.

Holly said...

What a great post! Now my going green list is growing--along with the reusable shopping bags, I need to start replacing my plastic containers with glass. They DO look more appealing!

We are going to visit Froberg's soon to get some fresh farmer's produce. I can't wait until our little garden pops out some veggies, though it will never be in the same league as GORDON! :)

Jeanette said...

Great post and great job. I'm so impressed with all that your family is doing. I've always wanted a garden. I hope this is our year to make it happen.

Bren's Life said...

Way to Go! That's a lesson to all of us. Your doing a fantastic job & I so agree with you about God giving us this beautiful earth..

Great SPT

Lynn said...

You are something else, girl! I am constantly impressed by your precious and sweet spirit. You encourage me.

maria said...

First of all, let me tell you--you are one of the most organized people I know! I am always impressed at how you manage to run such an organized, spotless home and be a great mom and wife. Do you ever sleep!! :) Anyway, I love your post--you are definitely an inspiration to try to 'go green'!

Lacie said...

Girls, Thanks for the kind comments. I'm humbled.

Alisa said...

very impressive!
It gave me some ideas-
love how you are teaching your kids-

silken said...

nice post. I have gotten some reusable bags, but I still don't always remember to take them! baby steps! I love these and will look into getting some!! thanks for sharing!

silken said...

just ordered my reuseable bags. I got the grocery set that includes the produce bags too. also got a water bottle while ordering. I love that they take paypal!