Less that 10% of people feel they are successful at keeping their new years resolutions. That's not overly surprising. Most people aren't making clear goals or keeping it simple (remember the KISS principle?)
Well 2017 is almost a quarter of the way gone. How have I been doing on my 2017 Green Resolutions?
1. Get reusable napkinsSuccess! My sister-in-law got me a set of napkins for Christmas. (I didn't get them until she visited for New Years, so don't worry, I didn't cheat with this resolution). She got us a set of 6. Three matching pairs with them all having the same pattern. It's awesome because any of them really 'go' with all of the rest.
In related news I think Hubby and I just finished up the last of our paper towels. We would have been done months ago, but some friends stayed at our house and bought some paper towels as a replacement/thank you. We have some rags around the house, but I'm guessing we may need to pick up some more towels or rags to fill the gap that paper towels had been filling.
Success! I'm glad I set the bar pretty low on this. I have for sure averaged more than twice per week and I think I still meet it by the strict definition of bringing it twice per week. I have probably saved 30 styrofoam containers and forks from the landfill since making that decision so far. It's not always easy, but I usually have time to at least make a sandwich before heading off to work in the morning.
2. Pack my lunch at least twice per week.
3. Shop at the bulk store at least once per quarter.
Success! I have gone once in the quarter. It was a great trip and I was able to iron out my bulk food shopping tips, so it was really easy. We've also got fruits and veggies from the large store that sells them mostly package free. So I'm definitely doing more than I was, but could always do more.
Fail! This is still on my radar and something I want to start doing soon. I'm totally in the preparation phase. So if you have a product recommendation, that might just be what I need to be spurred into the action phase.
4. Purchase reusable menstrual products
Success! I could have never told you that I would make soft pretzels, no-bake peanut butter oatmeal cookies or roasted red pepper baba ganoush. But I did and and I would love to make them again...especially those cookies. I'm excited to see what I make the rest of the year.
5. Make a food product each month
So how are your resolutions coming? Are you in the 10% that is still on board with them?
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