As 2012 comes to a close, I just wanted to thank everyone who reads my posts and Facebook messages. I hope you find them helpful. I started this blog and Facebook page a couple years ago in hopes that I could inspire and help people. I have throughly enjoyed it and have learned from all of you as well! It can take a lot of work, education, research and searching to "go green". Plus there is the added hurdle - most people don't even know the full story on products we use, eat, the air we breathe and more. I remember how deceived I felt when I discovered that apples are one of the most pesticide laden fruits. I used to give my son (3 years old at the time) an apple almost daily as a snack. Granted, this was a much better snack than chips or other processed snack, but I had no idea I needed to be careful about pesticides in food. My hope is to open people's eyes and give them practical, workable alternatives.
I firmly believe you don't need to reinvent the wheel. I hate doing work twice! That has always been a thing with me. As an engineer, I always checked to see if someone had already solved whatever problem I was presented with. 9 times out of 10, someone had. Their solution may not have worked 100% of the time, but I usually came out ahead by learning from it.
I'm not one for making New Year's Resolutions, but this year I would like to concentrate on a few things:
Eating less meat
Reducing our food waste
Reducing the clutter in my house
That last one seems to be a never ending battle!
I would like to know what you are interested in learning about. Please let me know! Leave comments here or on Facebook or email me at thegreeningofwestford at gmail dot com.
Photo taken by Stephen Gunby used under Creative Commons license via Flickr