Things I’ve Learned from The Greenists

Posted on February 7, 2012 by Howling Hill

Here at The Greenists, we don’t just inform you of green changes you can make to your lifestyle, we make those same changes too. Here are some of the changes I’ve made at Howling Hill which I learned of here.

I stopped using shampoo and conditioner in 2008. Allie was the one I got the idea from.

Last year I stopped using deodorant. Allie was the inspiration for this also.

Conserving water is another change we’ve made around here, especially after our well went dry a couple years ago. It’s not something we want to go through again. I wrote a round up here.

House cleaning became much less toxic here after I read this post in January.

Wolf’s coffee maker became greener after he read this post. Now he uses a piece of unbleached cotton muslin he got at Jo-Ann’s Fabrics. He had planned to use the muslin for a new laundry bag but it turned out not to be thick enough. Wolf didn’t know what to do with it all so, after reading the post by Jacob, he switched. He’s willing to cut up some more for anyone who would like one. Leave a comment if you’re interested with the kind of coffee maker you have.

Lastly, I bought these after noticing them on the sidebar here on The Greenists. I found them to be wonderful if a bit big. I recommend them to everyone!

So there you go. Lots of things I’ve learned from my fellow Greenists have been implemented in my home. Tell us about what you’ve learned and implemented in yours!

1 Comment +

  1. I was surprised how popular the coffee post seemed to be, but I also picked up a tip from that one even though I wrote it. I’ve got a bandana under my metal filter now and it does greatly reduce the sediment. The commenter who brought that up made the entire piece for me.

    February 7th, 2012 at 9:32 am
    Comment by Jacob

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