Congratulations go to Chase and her roommate, with ohthecuteness, for the Earth Hour Give Away. She was the only comment! Come on people! Geese. I'd still love to hear some commitments to the environment- and here are some ideas:
-Bring a coffee mug with you when you need your espresso fix. Those paper cups add up quickly!
-Switch your lightbulbs to energy efficient ones, use natural detergents and house cleaners, and make other positive household changes. Check out www.biggreenpurse.com for shopping links, information, and tips.
-I know it's a pain in the rear to get in the habit of remembering to bring bags back to the store to reuse, but it really does help! And some stores either give you cash back (that's always good!), or donate money to a local cause. Some of the grocery totes I've seen are so colorful and fun, and they're way less likely to break. I keep some in my car all the time, that way I won't have to think about it before I head out the door.
Please please please, if you can't integrate these ideas into your daily life, try it for a day, a week, a month. Every little bit helps!