Tuesday, January 19, 2010

How are You Staying Warm and Green This Winter?

When ecouterre.com asked how we/I/you are staying green and warm this winter (in a giveaway contest), here was what I wrote:
Probably more frugal than green, we have turned our radiators a couple of notches down. To cope with the cold feet, we have crochet slippers, of which I made, just in time for winter. They are ugly mismatched bedroom socks, because I only ever buy leftover scrap yarn from the thrift stores. Needless to say, I am staying “stylish” with very unique handmade wool hats and mittens this season. Whatever does the job, really.
 
  Proudly hand-made! Nobody looks at my cat ears on the hat.
As wall mould (or mold) is my enemy, I wipe the bathroom walls and surfaces after a shower. That cuts down the time spent, and heat lost from ventilating the bathroom after a shower.
We don’t have a car, so we rely on public transport. And I am proud to ride the bus with a thermos of hot tea in my hands, as I head to school. Bringing my own hot tea = no wasting plastic cups from the coffee vending machine. And a couple of dollars, each time.
 A classmate always teases me that I have Sake in it. 'Yes', I always say.

What about you? How are you staying warm and green, this winter? It's worth the thought!

6 comments:

  1. great Juanita ! Keep up this good work for a greener world.

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  2. ..you're so clever!
    Mmh, not sure if Material Girl is doing something for staying warm and green this winter ;-) ...

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  3. Well done you. My efforts are just to turn down the thermostat a little. The public transport in Europe is so much better than here in the UK, I couldn't imagine not having a car. Thanks so much for your kind comments. Hopefully no permanent damage but it's really sore (and SO not a good look)! xx

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  4. I love your cat ears! Very clever indeed! suzie. xxx

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  5. I like your hats!! How clever!!Loos so difficult making slippers too!!

    this winter,the temperature is going up and down here. So..I am wering arm warmers and leg warmers though..

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  6. Oh Juanita! With some milions of people like you, the World could be a better place to live in!
    As Baloo ("book of jungle" character), sings..."Looks for the bare necessities"...

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