Thursday, April 24, 2008
Project Green, Cutting back
I cut this hydrangea way back, in the fall of last year. Now it is full again and looks better than ever. Last year it was wild and gangly looking with some long and some short branches. Since I cut it back, it has gotten full and has a new greener color to it. Sometimes you have to cut back to go forward.
I am also cutting back a number of other things in my life. I already mentioned that I cut way back on any medications I was taking. I still take a low dose aspirin a day but that is about all. I do take supplements like fish oil, flax seed oil, pomegranate and my goji berries. I am feeling better every day and something amazing has happened. My night vision has gotten better. I now drive most of the way to work without my glasses which is something I just couldn’t imagine doing a month ago.
And speaking of driving to work, I am cutting back on my speed. I have dropped my driving speed 5 MPH. I do pick the pace back up if traffic starts to back up but in general, I have slowed down. This has improved my gas mileage and I am back up to around 42 MPG. My family is also trying to combine trips to town so that we cut back on our actual driving. I don’t see many other people slowing down so they must be happy with the new gas prices. For me it makes sense because I save money and also do something for old mother earth.
So what are you doing to help make this planet greener?
Have a wonderful day,