Thursday, June 30, 2011
Change the World Wednesday - proudest green achievement
This week's Change the World Wednesday with Reduce Footprints is:
I would have to say that my proudest green achievement is getting my Grandparents to recycle. Sure, they still don't do it 100% of the time, but they do it more than they used to. My Grandma will sometimes also save things and wait for me to show up and them she'll be like "Ah-ha! Look at what I'm going to recycle!". I don't want to say it's a game, but it kind of is. Whenever I'm at their house if I notice something in the trash that can be recycled, I take it out and give my Grandma "trouble", and if she saves something while I'm over she makes sure that I see it. I mostly just like that they now think about it and make an effort to recycle.
Also, I have to mention my vegetable garden. It's not doing too great, but I'm trying. I haven't had a vegetable garden since I was young and my Mom would grow tomatoes and I would sometimes water them. So I guess that doesn't really count as me having one when I was young. This year I have 4 tomato plants, two strawberry plants, and 1 pepper plant. I attempted lettuce, that didn't work out well. Then I lost the rest of the seeds so I haven't tried it again. I feel good that I'm even attempting a vegetable garden, no matter how small it is. We all have to start somewhere don't we? (It goes without saying that I used all organic soil too.)
I would mention my blackberry bush, but I've already done a post on that. I have to admit that I look at it every day though and I can't wait for the blackberries to be ready for picking. They are all reddish/pinkish and I'm enjoying watching the colors change as the fruit ripens.