My 3 boys and I

October 15, 2007

October 15 Blog Action Day

Filed under: news,On this day — by my3boysandi @ 6:31 am

On this webpage about the event I found this useful list

Go check it out!!!

U like me might already be doing some of these activities

Good On U If U ARE

If Not

Y NOT????

This world was made for us


If we dont look after it

one day we well may wake up to find its too late!!!


Here some photos to show you how easy it is and what we do

  • Use a rag or hand towel instead of napkins or paper towels.

Reusing items instead of using disposable items is almost always a better thing for the environment. Reduce the need to cut down trees, the power needed to turn them into napkins, and the space in the landfill once you throw them away.

  • Skip the foil and plastic wrap.

Use reusable plastic food containers to store leftovers or other food in the fridge and cabinets, instead of disposable material.


  • Hang out your clothes.
    If it’s a nice sunny day, hanging clothes only takes a few minutes, and you’re using solar power instead of electricity to do the job. It also makes your clothes last longer.


  • Wash clothes in cold water.
    Hot water is unnecessary for most clothes. When needed, use warm water.


  • Recycle.
    Sure, it’s a regular practice in some places, with curb-side pickup of recycled waste. But in other places, there’s no such thing. Instead, create a few containers for paper, plastic and aluminum waste in your home or office. When it’s full, drop it off at a local recycling center (look in your phone book) on your errands day.


  • Buy used.
    Instead of buying new clothing, furniture, cars, whatever, look to buy used instead. You can get them for cheaper, and still get quality — all the while reducing the need to produce more stuff.



  • Use your oven less.
    The oven not only uses a lot of energy, it heats up your kitchen, requiring more cooling. Instead, we use the crockpot and microwave



This these are just some ideas that we do and its

E A S Y !!!!



  1. Lots of good ideas. We also have something herein the states,not sure if you do this down under….called FREECYCLE. Its a yahoo groups for your local area,where you can offer stuff you want tp get rid of or ask if you need.

    Comment by Kayinpa — October 15, 2007 @ 11:14 am |Reply

  2. Great reminders! Some I do, some I don’t. I may have to recommit!

    Comment by Amber — October 15, 2007 @ 11:48 am |Reply

  3. Wonderful post, filled with such useful ideas my friend.

    Comment by Denise — October 15, 2007 @ 11:55 am |Reply

  4. We all know what needs to be done. And your reminders are certainly timely. Well done!

    Comment by Tot's Mom — October 15, 2007 @ 12:04 pm |Reply

  5. Those are some great ideas! I use my crockput all the time – I find it’s awesome!

    Comment by Amy — October 15, 2007 @ 1:02 pm |Reply

  6. We do most of the things you mentioned 🙂 Although we probably could use our microwave more often than our oven. I should look for recipes using the microwave!

    Good on you for participating, Jen! Everyone needs reminding once in a while to help save our planet!

    Comment by Tina (mummifiedx5) — October 15, 2007 @ 1:40 pm |Reply

  7. wow, what a great post Jen. I love it!! Thanks for the reminder.

    Comment by And Miles To Go.... — October 15, 2007 @ 1:51 pm |Reply

  8. Excellent post! Thanks for the tips, although some I do without even thinking about it. I also reuse chewing gum on occasion, but I think that is different.

    Comment by Joe — October 15, 2007 @ 2:00 pm |Reply

  9. hey jen! here’s a free 2008 prayer calendar from billy graham’s site that i ordered. here’s the link:
    they sent me a confirmation email–i just had to follow the link to confirm my address.

    Comment by she — October 15, 2007 @ 2:01 pm |Reply

  10. Thanks for the reminder, Jen! We do do lots of the stuff you’ve mentioned.

    Comment by Susanne — October 15, 2007 @ 3:32 pm |Reply

  11. A timely reminder, Jen. Thanks for sharing.

    Also, YOU’VE RECEIVED AN AWARD! Come get it… 😀

    Comment by Alice Teh — October 15, 2007 @ 4:34 pm |Reply

  12. Hi Jen,
    firstly, thanks for popping over and visiting my post, I really appreciated your comment.

    This is a great post, with some terrific environmentally friendly suggestions! I love my crockpot – it really is a lifesaver on busy days – and now I have an additional reason to use it! I had never thought about the energy impact. Thank you and have a great day.

    Comment by Karen — October 15, 2007 @ 6:55 pm |Reply

  13. Great Blog Action Day post – way to go!

    Comment by Liza's Eyeview — October 16, 2007 @ 3:54 am |Reply

  14. Great Blog Action Day poat – way to go!

    Comment by Liza's Eyeview — October 16, 2007 @ 3:55 am |Reply

  15. I am proud to say that I do almost everything on that list!

    I think it is very important that we do our best to conserve. Otherwise, what kind of world are we leaving our children and future generations?

    Very helpful!

    Comment by Leticia — October 16, 2007 @ 6:51 am |Reply

  16. wow! great tips! You presented it really well…btw, i have something for you at my blog!

    Comment by jennyr — October 16, 2007 @ 10:40 am |Reply

  17. Great reminders, Jen! I could do a lot better on the foil/plastic wrap/ziplock bag end…blushing…

    Okay, so how old ARE you? I made a guess at my blog, and hope my name’s not mud now…

    Comment by Mary — October 16, 2007 @ 3:09 pm |Reply

  18. Kay
    We do have FREECYCLING but not here in the Bay as far as I know

    thanks Denise, TM, And Miles and Liza

    Amy and Karen I love using mine too so convenient

    Tina Youd find some good mircowave books at the library

    Oh Joe youre always making me LOL

    Hey thanks She Ill follow that through

    Good on you Susanne

    Oooo thanks Alice and Jenny

    totally agree Leticia

    LOL Ill come have a look Mary

    Comment by my3boysandi — October 16, 2007 @ 4:08 pm |Reply

  19. Hi, GREAT ! love the ideas with the pics!
    If you ever want to share anything wiht our readers . please feel free to submit articles/ pics to


    Comment by Duncan — November 4, 2008 @ 6:42 pm |Reply

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