Wednesday, 12 August 2009

The very first TLBG Wednesday - Rachel

Hi! Rachel here. I'm so excited that this is the first TLBG Wednesday and I really hope lots of you join in too. I can't wait to start reading your posts! Anyway, back to the subject - as this is the first TLBG Weds and we have asked you to tell us why you want to get involved, I thought it only fair that I should do the same!
I've been interested in green issues since I was a teenager but, I'll admit, whilst I thought it was all a great idea, I never really got round to doing very much about it. That started to change after having the kids - as babies they both had quite sensitive skin and my own skin became very sensitive too. I became more concerned about the kinds of products we used on our skin and turned into something of a label reader! (This is actually something I have quite a lot to say about, but I'll save that for another post). At the same time, we began recycling more as a family. We currently recycle: paper, cardboard, plastic bags, plastic bottles, glass bottles and jars, tin cans, garden waste and food waste. We also gradually changed all our lightbulbs to energy saving ones, have a hippo bag in our toilet cistern, turn the tap off when brushing our teeth etc. All the easy things that don't take much effort, basically! But I know that there is a lot more we could be doing. This is why I was so keen to join up with Emma on this project after we got chatting about a post she wrote. By pooling our knowledge (through sharing our stories, links, tutorials etc), I hope that we will all discover new ways to be green. And I hope we'll have some fun along the way too!

Rachel x


Pink Feather Paradise said...

Hi girls, I have posted my first fortnightly green wednesday post... so hopefully I will get some hints and tips from my visitors and maybe a few more people visiting you and signing up...

I am not 100% sure what I am going to be able to achieve but I know I will give it 100% of my effort and time

Take care

lisa ridgeon said...

Hi! I've done my first TLBG post. I'm afraid i did have a recycling related moan! I'll try and be more useful to you next time! :o)

Anonymous said...

have posted about TLBG! excited to be involved x

clarabelle said...

Can't believe I missed the first one... we have people over and have been a bit side tracked. Have some idea's though - so maybe next week
Take Care

CreatedandFelted said...

Oh dear where did the time go? I blogged about being green but not on weds!!