This blog was started, and is intended to illustrate that environmentalism happens through small acts, is not difficult, and that it does not always have to be some big life changing event that forces you to live in the tree tops with no electricity. All that being said, one of my small acts was to start this blog to gain some friends to help me save the world.

Friday, June 17, 2011

This JUST Came to Me

OK so this is not what I had originally intended to write about today, but it just came to me.  But do not worry I will not leave you hanging, as I am sure you are all on the edge of your seats wondering what the heck I was first supposed to bore you with today, and I will try to get to it at some point.  Anyway enough rambling.
So sort of building on the take your own doggie bag and take your own grocery bag idea, is take your own little baggies to the grocery store for your fresh produce.  I have literally just come back from the grocery shop not ten minutes ago, and was all huffy about what I had seen.  The store was charging 15 cents to use zipper bags in the produce section.  Wait a minute, does that seem outrageous to anyone else?  So another super obvious idea came to me.  I hate those little produce bags.  If I can avoid it I try not to use them, but if you get more than 2 apples (fill in favorite fruit or veg here) then you do need something.  So why not look around your house and see what you might come up with.  I mean geez even small paper bags would be better than those annoying one use plastic bags.  Just anything to reduce and/or reuse what we already have.  I guess, and all these ideas are just coming to me now (see, I hope this illustrates that I am no perfect environmentalist/conservationist, we just have to figure out what works for each of us.  I am just making it up and figuring it our as I go along, I am a work in progress, but I am trying, wow I am rambling today) that we could even reuse the bags we take, the free ones that is.  Instead of throwing away those crummy produce bags (do they have a specific name?), keep  a few, stash them in your reusable shopping bags and next time you go to the store you will be so prepared that you will not have to take anymore of those stupid produce bags.   Wow this is easier than I thought, and I told you I like easy (no bad  jokes please).  Anyway that is what I just came up with.  And now there is smoke coming out of my ears so I had better take a break for a minute and put away all the groceries.  But if anyone else has any other ideas let me know.  I cannot emphasize enough how much help I need, and two (or more) heads are better than one.
Happy Friday to all.


  1. WHere are they charging for produce bags? That is crazy.

  2. Guess I need to read what I write, wink wink. Sorry about that should have said that the bags for 15 cents were optional, but still totally wasteful and ridiculous. Nickel and dime you every where you go no. Anyway guess my point was that it could be so much easier to just take your own.
    Thanks for all your help. I really do appreciate it.

  3. So, if we are re-using, why not save all your glass jars and store your leftover food in them. Much better than plastic and easier to clean. These days, spaghetti sauce comes in glass containers, jams and jellies come in glass containers, sometimes coffee (I could go on - my point is there are so many different sizes). So just clean them out and re-use. They will last a very long time.