The winner of the reusable bag giveaway is Tara!
Thank you so much to everyone who entered the contest, re-posted it in their blogs and tweeted about it! I wish I could give you all a bag, but my hands can't work that fast, haha... but keep an eye out, there may be another giveaway in the works ;)
As a lot of you did, I took the carbon footprint quiz as well-- my results are pretty bad... my total was 179.85, and while it's under the country's average... we'd still need 4.64 earths if everyone lived like me! Yikes! This is why I wanted to know what all of YOU were doing to become more eco-friendly. so I (and others) could get some ideas of how to change to a more sustainable lifestyle. I'm pretty green (pun intended) to the whole "green movement"-- and I've taken small steps like: using reusable bags, turning off lights, unplugging appliances, using a reusable water bottle, recycling as much as possible, turning off the water when brushing my teeth, using environmentally friendly laundry detergents, shampoos, and soaps, and buying second-hand as much as possible-- but you guys do A LOT more: riding your bike to work and to do errands (so jealous! everything here is so spread out!), growing your own vegetables, air drying clothes, composting, taking shorter showers, reducing your meat consumption, and buying local and organic food. You guys really do inspire me to do better and become more aware of what I do. So thank you! and keep the ideas coming-- I love hearing them!
and that isn't all-- because of all your 39 lovely entries-- I have decided to donate $50 to the World Wildlife Fund.