Wednesday, September 5, 2007

More Green changes @ our house!

Sorry I haven't written very much in awhile! I switched my shift around @ work and now I'm working days instead of nights. So it feels like I don't have as much time on my hands!!
Soooo.....
Here's the latest on being Green at our house.

James made a funny comment yesterday to me concerning the water just draining off our roof and our current rain barrel can't hold no more! He was like, "All that water just going to waste."
I had to smile at that because this is coming from the guy who said, "No Way" when I said I was going green. Yep, before you know it he'll be doing more then me.

I finally planted/buried my below ground compost bin. I'll let you know if it does its job! It was a labor of love to get that hole dug!!! Our ground is mainly made up of rocks, rocks, boulders, and maybe a little dirt too mixed in. Its going to make for a rough planting once we get a garden going. I'm thinking a container garden might be appropriate!!

But this year for Christmas we have decided were going to take a whole new approach. Thankfully my brother is all for this idea because he to is starting to live the green lifestyle. This year for Christmas we won't be giving material gifts and if we do or need too, they will be used. I'm probably going to the coupon book idea for my son Noah.
This way he can "cash in" his coupons for things like outings to the Zoo, or trips to the park, a Video rental of his choice and so on.
Noah is actually pretty good about not caring if his toys are new or used. He loves to stop at yard sales and thrift stores to find treasures and to see how much free stuff he can get. although I pray that that mentality stays the same as the years progress.

We have decided to switch to Green Power from our local Energy company, Puget Sound Energy. I don't have all the details yet as someone will have to contact us from the company, but what I do know is they use wind power for their green power. For about $4 per month they will buy 320 kilowatts of renewable energy from right here in WA. I figure since I'm saving so much by not using my dryer as often, it will pay for itself in the end. If you live here in WA State check out Puget Sound Energy's Green Power information.

I'm also considering starting a bible study from a workbook available for Serve God Save the Planet. He has a workbook available for free on his website and I'm thinking that would be a great start to get my church more involved with being green. I just have to wait for the new groups for winter to start up. Hopefully it will go over well...

So there you go.
More later.

4 comments:

Carpenters said...

Hi Marcie! I am curious on the Green Power with PSE. Let me know! I don't know if good ol' NV has anything like that but I will have to see!

dustin f said...

Hi, my name is Dustin and I work with Christians in Conservation: A Rocha USA. I noticed that you mentioned the book "Serve God, Save the Planet" in your post, and I thought that you might like to know that its author, Dr. Matthew Sleeth, has recently become the president of our organization. We would love for you to check us out at our website, en.arocha.org/usa.

Marcie said...

Karon-What is the name of your electric company and I'll research it for ya!?

Marcie said...

Hey Dustin thanks for the info! Already a step ahead of you though! I have A Rocha USA on my Fave Green Websites on the right hand side of the blog. However its still good to know that Dr. Sleeth is still your prez!! Any info from you guys would be Great! Thanks for your comment!!! Keep em coming and bring more people to my blog!!! LOL!