Being green is about the little things, at least in my life. We can't all afford to make our homes 100% eco-friendly, or build them from the ground up to incorporate the latest in green technology. So, for the majority of us, it's about the small, yet impactful choices we make on a day-to-day basis.
I'm a girl that likes to shop. I don't discriminate on the type of shopping... grocery shopping, clothes, furniture, antiques, etc. Being the shopaholic that I am, I've collected numerous plastic and paper bags from stores, and I try my hardest to reuse every single one of them. But sometimes the pile gets so overwhelming that I just have to toss them out. And the answer to your question is yes, I shop THAT MUCH.
The last time I had to throw out a pile of bags, I got to thinking. One of my favorite beach bags has always been my monogrammed bag from Lands' End. Their large open tote bag can carry A LOT! So, I figured this was the perfect excuse to order one in every size, different colors of course, and use them at the grocery store and the mall.
I always keep at least one of them in my trunk to grab at any given point. After all, some shopping trips are completely spontaneous. And the nice thing about a lot of stores these days is that for a small amount of money, they sell their own canvas or reusable bags at the checkout counter. So, even if you don't want to bring your own bag to the store, for an extra dollar or so you can still chose to be eco-friendly, and not use plastic or paper bags that will most likely wind up in your trash.
See? It can be easy... and fun... to make a little change that can have an impact!