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I love love bottles!

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

I received my Love Bottles today! That was very fast and they are so cute! They are bigger than I had expected which is a good thing since I like to drink plenty of water. The glass is sturdy so I am not afraid to drop them. As a matter of fact within minutes of unpacking them, I did drop one in my living room. Albeit it is carpeted but not with luxury soft fluffy carpet or anything. It survived without a scratch.

Love Bottle (Dream Big Wind Curls 1000 ml)

Love Bottle (Dream Big Wind Curls 1000 ml)

I ordered two bottles — both the Dream Big Wind Curls just two different sizes. I got the 1000 ml and the 500 ml sizes for my friend and myself. I also ordered the bottle brush and the funnel (for easier pouring). However, the funnel is not necessarily needed for me since we use a water filter jug in the fridge and it has a smaller spout that fits perfect with this bottle. The glass is thick, really thick. The mouthpiece is easy to use. The cap easy but sturdy.

Love Bottle (opening)

Love Bottle (opening)

Overall, I am super excited. This is better for the environment and better for my health! I will keep you informed on my thoughts as time passes…for now its all love…

Heading North to Green…

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

I have always been conscientious about my affect on my surroundings–people, the environment, even in the simplest, everyday activities such as walking and sitting. I walk lightly. I recycle. If invited to dinner–I bring something and insist on cleaning up. When I visit people, I will offer to take out their trash–play with their children so they can do household chores or run errands. I have even been known to dust for them or rearrange books. I am the one who remembers birthdays–and reminds others. I plant trees and feed birds. I share my car. I upcycle and shut off the water when I brush my teeth. I share books through bookmooch. I buy greeting cards from the Arbor Day Foundation–each one ensures a tree is planted in the National Forests. I buy local organic produce.

I want to leave the earth with as little imprint as possible but I still have a ways to go.

I use paper towels a lot. I love bleach and cotton1. I drink iced tea from starbucks–served in plastic cups2. And I take long showers3 and wash my hands a lot with antibacterial soap–which is both a waste of water and introducing antibacterial stuff into our oceans, rivers and streams.4

I want to make some greener choices. I will start with the cotton I choose to buy. From now on I will try to purchase only responsibly made organic cotton products. I will use less bleach — I am not ready to give it up completely. I am also not at all prepared to give up my antibacterial hand soap. Hahaha… I will re-evaluate this at a later date. I also decided to try Marcal Small steps 100% recycled chlorine-free bleached, no dyes or fragrances paper towels. I had to order them from here because they are not sold in my area yet. I will let you know what I think once I receive and use them. There were other brands of recycled paper towels but they were the brown kind and those bug me for various reasons–also they do not come in select-a-size which I have come to appreciate.

Any ideas on the starbucks iced tea?

  1. http://www.organicconsumers.org/clothes/background.cfm []
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pacific_Garbage_Patch []
  3. http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/09/17/water.crisis/ []
  4. http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0510-07.htm []