Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Simple Suggestion #93... Decorate with growing things

The carbon footprint of a bouquet of flowers from the back yard is much smaller than that of a knick knack purchased at any store you care to name. A houseplant recycles carbon dioxide in daylight hours, but a decorative candle releases carbon when it's burning -- or collects dust. Decorating with growing things rather than humanmade ones generally uses fewer of the earth's resources, and can be just as pleasing to the eye... and sometimes, the nose!

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  1. I never thought of it that way.
    (perhaps that's why my footprint was so high,duh me)

  2. Most of us don't... until our shelves are too full of stuff.


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