19th Day, 19th Way

19.  Send snail mail
This challenge may seem contradictory.  One might think that sending an email is zero trash as compared to an actual paper letter.  But when you think about the energy that goes into sending that email and the length of time it takes paper to decompose (minimal), sending snail mail isn't so bad.  As I've said before, living a 4(for) green acres life is about being a part of a community and not isolating yourself.  Today's challenge focuses on connecting with someone in your community in a personal way by sending them a letter.  Perhaps you send them a letter using recycled paper and an envelope you made from a magazine.  However you send it, the goal is to reach out with the written word.  Snail mail is such a treat these days since most of what arrives via the mailman is bills!

Bonus: send me a letter (email me for my address) and I'll send a letter back to you!


18.  Use baking soda for skincare
17.  Use ladybugs for natural pesticide
16.  Avoid the car

15.  Meet a local
14.  Put a brick in your toilet
13.  Don't use paper towels 
12.  Capture household waste water
11.  Air dry your laundry
10.  Avoid plastic-ware
9.  Don't throw anything away
8.  Get off the grid for a day
7.  Put out a bucket or barrel to capture the rain
6.  Limit Energy Consumption
5.  Take reusable sacks to the store - Every store
4.  Use natural dyes for Easter eggs
3.  Buy from a local business
2.  Make a commitment to the challenge.
1.  Clean the air in your home by purchasing house plants to filter the air.



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