Hope you had a chance to prepare for a sustainable Easter this weekend! Here's what you missed this week on the green front, as well some Photo Friday fun below:
If you're a slacker like me, you haven't filed your taxes yet. Make the process a little greener: Try using a program like TurboTax or H&R Block to file your taxes online. Spare a tree by saving a copy to an external hard drive or flash USB drive. Or, store the document on a secure place online. If you really need to print out a copy, utilize recycled paper. Also, if you're a homeowner: BONUS! You may qualify for some Energystar energy efficiency-related deductions. It can literally pay to be green!
Confession: When I was supposed to give up something for Lent growing up, I failed miserably. (Sorry Mom & Dad!) Whether it was chocolate or swearing, I caved at some point. Instead of failing again at a petty sacrifice, I decided to make a 40-day commitment in 2012 that could make an environmental impact. Some of my potential options... "Going vegan for 40 days"? Overdone. (Plus, many people are vegan by choice... like the Skinny Bitches, LA & this Team Vegan Philly. It would be like one of my friends saying "Guess what! I'm going eco-friendly for 40 days." Yawn.) Zero-waste household? The Johnsons have already documented their transformation. So, I decided to go back to my roots... My 40 day challenge is