Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Day 85 of our Green Year: Weed Whacker Be-Gone

Today was a big day for us at Our Green Year. Not only were we featured in the newsletter for the Columbia Basin Trust, but we also had Shaw TV come to our house and interview us about what we are doing, and showing some of the initiatives that we have put forward during Our Green Year. It was a lot of fun and we were happy Shaw could help spread the message.

For today, we have decided to get rid of using a weed whacker, and have instead gone very old school with a sickle. If you don't know what a sickle is, it is a small hand tool used for cutting longer grass, it was also part of the flag of the Soviet Union. If you don't know what the Soviet Union was, go read a book.

Anyways, using this tool means we will not be using a weed whacker anymore. The reason for this is that the weed whacker will use gas or electricity, and that goes against the Our Green Year message. One of the biggest things we have learned with Our Green Year is that to go green, you often have to go old school. Well, you can't get much more old school than going with a sickle for cutting up tall grass.

It does take longer, its more work, but it gives you a workout and you are doing something to help the environment. That should be reward enough for you.

Also, thanks to Dave and Lillian Brummet, an author couple like Layla and I, who are from Grand Forks, BC. They were nice enough to pass on their own websites and internet talk show that features tips for a green lifestyle. I strongly encourage you to check them out.

Conscious Discussions talk radio show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/consciousdiscussions
Authors Read radio program: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsread