From Earth Month Challenge: 30 Easy Actions:
Day 14: Read the Directions on Products
By reading the directions, you can avoid overuse. For example, you probably don’t need as much detergent in the laundry as you think you need.
But I’m not focused on reading packages (or manuals) right now. We are having a rare streak of warm, very warm days, and I’m getting outside every chance I get to do yard work and garden prep. So far today, I’ve loaded up a few large containers (five gallon ceramic crocks, for example) with yard waste and compost. This fills each one about half way. The rest will be potting soil, and I will transplant pepper plants and cherry tomatoes into these containers so they’re easily accessible for cooking and salad-making.
On that note, I wish I could find the manual for the worm farm set-up sitting in my garage. It’s a perfect example of good intentions being the way to you know where. In a handbasket, no doubt.
Stay tuned for more eco-friendly actions throughout April – or go to Treehugger yourself!