Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Eliminate the Paper in Paper Towels

If I was really clever I would have thought earlier to write up a post for Earth Day... but... but... Don't Cry for Me.... ummmm I've been busy and have other things on my mind... Argentinaaaaa....

Sorry.... anyway... back to thoughts of Earth Day!

Have you seen my previous post on making Faux Paper Towels?

Please go and take a look... and you know what?  I'm going to give some of these away!

Everyone who comments on this post between now and the end of the day April 30th will have the opportunity to win a set of 20 Faux Paper Towels! 

Tell us in your comment what you are doing differently to be a little more gentle on our environment.  Make sure I have a way to contact you via email - I'll announce the winner during the day Friday May 1st.


Kim said...

I made about 25 cloth napkins a couple years ago, and I have not bought paper napkins since! We love them!

Sheila said...

Count me in! Those are cute. I love cloth napkins, but never thought of something reusable for paper towel usage. (Welcome home, too!)

Gizmo said...

After you posted the napkin tutorial, I made a BUNCH. For some reason, I didn't make any of these....but I will now!
I started making my own laundry detergent, and thanks to your tip -have been using vinegar too. It's not much, but it's baby steps in the GREEN direction. ;)

Bon said...

I actually started recycling about a month ago. There is a recycle center almost on my way home from work. The other day (Earth Day) I stopped on my way home and dropped off some plastic, paper and cardboard. I was surprised that it actually felt really good.

Sheila said...

I guess I need to read the directions better! I recycle religiously by keeping a lawn & leaf bag in the kitchen/laundry closet. We are lucky to have a "throw everything in the same bin" recycling system, so I fill up a bag about every 2 weeks. I also use primarily vinegar and baking soda to clean with, and about 6 months ago started using vinegar in the laundry rinse cycle. Last year I started using the organic CSA for veggies & beef; this year I'm adding fruit as well.