Ooh, great thread! I haven't read January's thread, but I am about halfway through the giant Green Tribe thread in FYT. I'll post my February goals and then go back and check out the giant list, so I'm sure I'll add more.
--Start recycling! This is embarassing, but we do not seem to have recycling in the entire county. I am going to have to drive 20+ miles to recycle, but I am determined to do it. I will have to develop a good organizational system in my garage, create a master list of what gets dropped off where, and combine trips with other errands to save on gas.
--Use cloth TP more. (About 75% now.)
--Research for a brand of mama cloth that I can wear on my heavy flow days. (The first few days of my cycle, I soak through an overnight pad in an hour, so I wear disposable pads on those days. Blech, I hate it.)
--Experiment with a couple homemade toiletry recipes, so I can cut down on the amount of personal care products I buy at the store.
--Get a drying rack and start hanging clothes to dry.
--Calculate how much energy our appliances are using a year and see how affordable it would be to replace them with more efficient models. (Most of our appliances came with our house when we bought it, so they're kind of old.)
--Start researching a wood stove. (Again.
) I'm not sure we can afford it by next winter, but hopefully within two years, we can.
--Get going on my garden! This is one area where I excel, and I am antsy to get my seedlings started.
--If the weather warms up, set up my compost bin in the back yard and start composting. If not, this will have to wait until March.
--Declutter, declutter, declutter!
--Shop locally and stay out of Big Box stores as much as possible. It's difficult in a rural area with few choices, but I believe in local economies and want to support them.
--We are flying at the end of the month, and I would like to donate to offset our carbon emissions.
--Donate a subscription to Mothering
and a copy of "An Inconvenient Truth" to my local library.
--Write to my representatives about cutting tax breaks for the oil companies and using the money to fund alternative energy and tax credits for people and businesses that install energy upgrades, buy efficient cars, etc.