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I'll go with mint green

It seems the world is getting greener and greener. The is grass growing and the leaves budding on the trees this time of year, AND people are finding more and more ways to save resources and make less of an impact on our environment.

And today is a good day to think about ways we can be a little greener in our lives. If you had a fun, crazy, awesome first grade teacher like me, you've have the Earth Day song stuck in your head all morning ... "Celebrate land and sea, celebrate you and me! Celebrate Earth Day, every day!"

(Miss McGough also taught us "What's round on the end and high in the middle?" but that's a song for another day).

So if you're not singing in celebration today, you can at least celebrate by thinking of ways you can help save the environment.

I wouldn't say I'm uber-green, more like mint green. I recycle all my newspaper (which I obviously have a lot of), along with all my bottles and cans. To go one step further, my husband and I recently purchased a water filter jug for the fridge, so we fill aluminum bottles with water instead of buying bottles at all!

For our new house, we've picked out an energy-efficient washer to not only save water, but to save money. We use energy-efficient light bulbs every where too, so I'll need to stock up on some for our new place.

We also have a ton of canvas bags. I try to use them when I remember for shopping trips, but I'm really bad about bringing them with me to the store. I do use one as a lunch sack every day, but that's not making much of an impact on my plastic bag usage.

I feel like that's a good start and all, but I want to find some other ways to go green. Do you have any ideas? Should I keep anything in mind as we move into our new home?

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