Apr 2, 2012
Reed and I walked to the grocery store this weekend. I felt very green. Here is the stroller loaded with beer and wine to take to our supper club, bananas and carrots to make Reed's food, lunch provisions and a few other odds and ends.
I care about the environment and recycle, try not to drive in excess, reuse when I can, etc. But I wouldn't say I am 100% - just do my best to be a good steward of this earth when I can. I am pleasantly surprised how my lifestyle has shaped up to be much more green than I anticipated.
My husband and I can both walk to work. We live in a modest house that is pretty small meaning we aren't using a bunch of energy by heating space we don't need. Because of said small space, we tend not to buy a bunch of stuff we don't need either. We can also walk to the grocery store, several restaurants, bars, exercise facilities, shops, a movie theatre, park with playground, banks, Reed's daycare and even an emergency vet. We cannot walk to a doctor's office which is the only necsessity I can think of that isn't nearby. If an urgent care opened up, all would be right in the world of our little area of Charlotte.
Did I plan this? No. But do I love it? Yes. My commute is 3 mintues, cleaning takes me very little time and I don't spend a lot in gas. Can I be greener? Yes. But I think I am off to a pretty good start!