The youtube video above is a perfect example of two things: that something as simple as sunlight can change how a person lives, and that we, here in this developed country of ours, often take simple things like electricity and light for granted.
I watched this video a while back, and its message has had a long lasting impact on me. I am now more aware and conscious of my own eco-footprint. How much energy am I using or essentially wasting each day- while there are people literally living in the dark even when it's bright and sunny outside?!
So I often ask myself and challenge myself with these question- what can I do without? What are some ways that I can conserve energy/water in a purposeful and conscious way? Here are ten things I came up with:
The ANTS HAVE ARRIVED!!!
Around this time every year we get ants. There's no way around it, they just decide they are going to cohabitate (is that a word?) with us and stay for a few weeks.
I hung a little cloth bag in the kitchen for the used/dirty unpaper towels last night. In the morning, the ants had discovered the bag and set up shop to take away whatever was on those pieces of flannel. Super FAIL.
On the same night, my husband made a comment, "Wow, these paper towels are really thick!" At that moment, I hear the garbage can close. WHAT?!!! Did he just throw away my precious homemade UNpaper towel?! OMG he sooo did!
First post! Woot woot!
This is my latest diy project... well I hardly call it a project, I literally just cut up some fabric!
I've been wanting to buy some unpaper towels off etsy. I love the different colors and designs and how they all snap together so nicely.
But then I came back down to Earth and thought to myself, I am not going to spend all that money on something I'm going to clean my countertop with!
Though my unpaper towels are simple, I think they've done their job well so far. I do like that they are thin and white like regular paper towels, and they were literally sooo easy to make.