Vacation; the true meaning of summer. Usually my two months off are filled with a couple of four or five day getaways because staying home with two kids is work too. This summer the stars didn’t align for a vacation until recently. Mom invited us to go camping with her for a few days and I excitedly agreed.
Camping is generally the ultimate green vacation. Not only is it economical, but it uses very little energy beyond the gas for your car, wood for your fire and the energy used to make the products you bring. It gives you a chance to see what your life would be like if you changed your carbon footprint drastically. Continue reading “Camping – the Green Vacation!”
As my girls and I were at the library today for a class, a friend of mine mentioned they were having a yard sale tomorrow. They invited us to stop by, and we agreed – anyone who knows me will tell you I can’t pass up a yard sale! I mentioned it to Chuck when I got home, and he thought we should join them!
Yard Sales are Green!
Yard sales are not only a great way to pass along usable stuff, they also can make you money. For a little investment you can make a great return (for us, it was $1.89 for some stickers, because we are out of any sort of scrap paper). So far, we’ve put together about six paper bags of toys, clothes, shoes, computer stuff and other odds n’ ends.
UPDATE: Our yard sale was a success! We managed to make about $75, get rid of some extraneous items, and enjoy time with friends and meet some new neighbors. What more could you ask for?
All of it could have sold! We did have a lot left over so there will be more yard sales in our future. Hopefully we can find others to join in because most successful yard sales have a large variety of items to sell. This time we didn’t have a lot of selection.
The other day, I stumbled upon Going Green DC, a website dedicated to helping people find the “green” side of DC. Being native to this area, I was very excited to see this site. It is a great resource for Washingtonians who want to live more eco-friendly. Their latest post is about six green ways to travel around DC, including several methods I had not heard of! Continue reading “Site Review of Going Green DC”