I signed up to challenge myself to make "one small change" that will have impact on our enviornment this year through a blog I linked to from a friend's blog. About 3.5 years ago I did this same kind of thing (paring down, changing habbits, giving things up), it lead to a lifelong friendship. What will it lead to this time, I wonder?
My commitment for the year is to buy more local. I do pretty much 100% of what the other suggestions (stop using paper products, use energy saving blubs, recycle, use reusable bags...) were, but this is one I can improve in.
produce I found was local or from the county - tomatos, cucumbers, grn. onion, grn. peppers, & carrots. I bought local salsa, locally roasted coffee and locally produced granola and milk. Though the crackers I bought were not local, the egg roll wrappers, the eggs, the yogurt and the butter were all Montana produced and mostly small companies/farms! Feels good to have a goal!
Very excited to begin this journey!