Did you know that each year, we use 36.5 billion rolls of toilet paper in the U.S. each year and with those rolls of paper it takes 473,587,500,000 gallons of water and 253,000 tons of chlorine for bleaching purposes to manufacture the paper. Also, toilet paper takes up a large part of sewer cisterns and sewage plants in cities. Don’t worry, there is a a solution to this current problem, it’s known as a bidet. A bidet is an attachment to your toilet that is a sustainable replacement for toilet paper. How it works: it uses a water spraying mechanism to clean yourself when finished using the facilities.
Now if you are not keen on the idea of a bidet, there is still a better option for toilet paper lovers. Greener (Brown) Toilet Paper. This new toilet paper prototype is made from recycled paper and breaks down easier than traditional toilet paper. To learn more about the Greener Toilet Paper go to:
Okay, Men. This one is for you. Today is our last day on the Countdown because tomorrow is the big day: Valentine’s Day. So men, if you still don’t have a plan for your sweetie, may we here at GreenSavings.Coop suggest a craft night. Crafting with your Valentine can increase your creativity as well as show your honey that you enjoy working with your hands. For some sustainable crafting ideas check out this website: http://greenlivingideas.com/2012/02/06/10-green-valentines-day-crafts/
Ladies, if you’re wondering what to get your man for Valentine’s Day, and you want the gift to be sustainable think about this:
Solar Powered Watches. There are so many different new options when it comes to stylish solar wear. To get more ideas go to: http://www.solarfeeds.com/big-pimpin-top-10-solar-watches/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+solarfeed+%28Solar+Feeds%29
On this third day of the Countdown to Greenentines Day, we here at GreenSavings.Coop thought it would be nice to give you some helpful hints on ways you can make a in-home date sustainable (and romantic).
1. If you decide to spend your night with your sweetheart at home, think of maybe cooking an all organic dinner. With more and more organic food options popping up all over, this would be very easy to do. Also thinking about food, you could go to a local farmers market or other market to get locally grown ingredients for your special dinner.
2. Also, while spending you evening at home, you must set the mood properly, and you can do this by turning out the lights and eating by candlelight. This is not only very romantic, it’s also very eco-friendly! By conserving the electricity it takes to power your lights, you are saving energy while also being very romantic.
These tips are sure to impress your sweetie, and mother nature.
So now that we have the card under control, many would be wondering about the activities you could do on a date with your Valentine. The traditional date on Valentine’s Day may look something like this: Classy Dinner, Movie, and Flowers (maybe chocolate). While that may be a safe idea for the night, it is very overdone. A new and innovative idea for a Valentine’s date is taking your special someone to a Green Class. These classes range from sustainable cooking, organic gardening, or even cheese and butter making. These new classes are popping up all over in bigger cities as well as smaller towns. Not only will you be learning about ways to help our planet, but you will be enjoying each others company and laughter as you learn together.