Chris' Corner: A simple ... and not so simple ... green idea!

A simple ... and not so simple ... green idea!

I have spent a few hours this morning (quickly turning into early afternoon) catching up on news, returning e-mails and updating various sites.

In my travels to various sites on the internet, I happened upon two links that caught my attention and want to share them with you:

1) Is any body out there "brown bagging" it?  I hope by now any people taking lunches to work/play or school have invested in re-usable containers.  In this day and age, disposable bags, sandwich wrappers or sandwich bags are a waste we can avoid most of the time. 
Here is a link to a site with a video illustrating one and two cup re-usable containers with ice packs and how easy they are to use for lunches/snacks.
We can even buy re-usable drink containers which, over time, will not only save our environment, but also our pocketbooks.  I find an advantage of drinks in a re-usable container is that you do not have to finish the entire drink at one time.

2) This one is a little further "out there".  It is important that we continually stretch our own boundaries, and perhaps this blog, with six tips on "green" home decor might stir your imagination.

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Comment balloon 8 commentsChris Smith • September 20 2011 11:45AM


You're right Chris, the second link really does have some "out there" ideas. Very interesting, and probably not for everybody, but it's great to see imaginative people getting into the spirit of conservation. Once more people start putting their minds towards a greener earth, I'm sure we can really benefit the environment.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) about 9 years ago

I believe we all benefit when we manage and care for the resources around us. Thanks for an interesting and informative post.

Posted by David Burrows, No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate (Classic Realty) about 9 years ago

Malcolm, like concept cars, we need people to continually push the boundaries to open the eyes of the masses

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

David, we, our children and our grandchildren will all benefit

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Hi Chris~ I pack my husband's lunch every day. We wouldn't dream of using foil, plastic wrap or paper bags. I don't even promote buying bottled water because of plastic waste it creates!

William Sonoma and Bed, Bath Beyond both sell recycled, Eco-friendly storage containers for lunch to go!

Best regards from Seattle,

Posted by Judi Boad (ACCURATE REALTY GROUP) about 9 years ago

THx Chris.  I will need to look into this.  Thx for the links.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) about 9 years ago

Chris - I take my lunch to work in reusable containers--and no brown bag for me--I use an old French macrame grocery bag I've had for years.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) about 9 years ago

Hey, Chris - I would have reblogged this but it's Members Only. I was wondering why and then noticed that you are not a Rainmaker. With 333,000 points, why not? I think a Rainmaker account with that many points is only $29 a month, and the Google juice you get from a Rainmaker is worth a lot more than $29 a month. Unfortunately, you'd have to go back through all your blog posts and make each one public. That's time consuming, but might be good work for a family member or high school student.

Posted by Not a real person about 9 years ago