Hen at Bee-Leaf has tagged me! Thanks Hen, sorry it took so long for me to post!

The Guidelines:

1. Link to Green Meme Bloggers

2.Link to whoever tagged you

3.Include meme number

4.Include these guidelines in your post

5.Answer questions (erm – that bit’s quite important)

6.Tag 3 other green bloggers.

1. Name two motivations for being green:

I like to keep things simple. Simple is sensible. I’m super sensitive to smells and sounds, not to mention what chemicals do when on my skin or in my stomach, so I like to keep things as natural as possible.

2. Name 2 eco-unfriendly items you refuse to give up

Hmmm…. My lovely gas stove and warming gas furnace and my truck because it tows things we need.

3. Are you at peace with, or do you feel guilty about no.2?

It was hard enough for me to come up with two things that I guess I don’t feel that guilty about them! Ha. I do wish I had a wood stove and cook stove instead of gas. 

4. What are you willing to change but feel unable to/stuck with/unsure how to go about it?

Another tough one. I’m willing to drive less (almost not at all) but I’m not sure how we could go about not owning a vehicle at all. 

5. Do you know your carbon footprint for your home? If so, is it larger/smaller than your national average?

I don’t know what my carbon footprint is currently but the last time I checked it was lower than I thought it would be. Living where we do allows us to walk or ride most places. Apart from some new weather stripping around the door the house we live in is very well insulated. What surprised me about our low footprint was that we often have the heat higher than we would normally since our children are so small and don’t often like to wear clothes!

6.What’s eco-frustrating and/or eco-fantastic about where you live?

Eco frustrating:

How hard it is to get around this city without driving. There are a serious lack of adequate and safe sidewalks and there are too many people driving too fast.

Eco fantastic:

Our local recycling centre is constantly overrun with eager recyclers and they take almost everything!

7. Do you eat local/organic/vegetarian/forage/grow you own?

We eat as local as possible, mostly organic and plant based diet. We don’t grow our own here and I don’t forage either. We eat seasonally. All this isn’t that hard to do living where we do. We spend a great deal less than most people on food and yet eat, imnsho, a heck of a lot better.

8. What do you personally find the most challenging in being green?

Plastic packaging. I may buy very little that’s packaged but I still find I can’t get away from it completely.

9. Do you have a green confession?

I love Starbucks soy hot chocolates (no whip)! Okay if I really want to make a confession I’d add that their egg sandwich is a favourite of mine as well. I try not to go through the drive through (!) after my daughter’s swimming lessons.

10. Do you have the support of family and/or friends?

I think so. Some don’t understand why we avoid some of the things we do but for the most part it seems to becoming common place to take these approaches. 


I tag…



Penelope (who’s children just had a big win at the Robot Programming Competition!)

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