New Green Habits: On Cars, Elevators, and Worms

This week, Taylor and I are trying to decrease our eco footprint by not driving at all.  Taylor estimates that we use about a 1/4 of a tank a week, which isn’t that much gas, but the everyday driving that we do could easily be avoided by just taking the city buses or walking.  So this week we’re doing our part to unclog the streets of Pittsburgh and reduce emissions, and hopefully we’ll be able to keep it up.

In the spirit of using less resources (and being less lazy) we have also decided to take the stairs instead of the elevator whenever possible.  That will mean quite a few sets of stairs every day because we work 3-4 floors up. I got a little out of breath this morning, but I think I can handle it.

Lastly, as of this week we’re going to start composing to provide organic matter for our [future] gardens and to reduce our waste.  As badly as I want a worm bucket (no sarcasm; I like worms), Taylor has a compost pile in his backyard that nobody uses. Perfect.

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