Reduce. Reuse. Then Recycle.

Frugal Family

Living on the cheap isn’t about being poor or not having nice things. For me it is about making the choice to consume less and to live more simply. When I need something I turn to the local classifieds, thrift stores and my friends first before I venture out to the store. Likely the OCD memory serves me well because if I do stock pile anything I have a photographic recollection of where it is.

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Consumable Christmas

I am not really a fan of Christmas. Surprised? Of course you’re not. You know what people like about Christmas? The good will. The gathering of those closest to you, sharing time, laughter, coming together to warm each other on the long cold dark nights. My friend Alex put it better. This year I was pleased to discover that I didn’t get much in the way of presents. Well conventional store bought presents that is. I got a lot of…

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Save Trees Cancel Your Phonebook

When was the last time you looked in a phone book? Ok I did this week but honestly I could have just as easily looked online. Every year thousands of phonebooks are printed, trucked to doorsteps and discarded or never used. Until we can manage to convince the publishing companies to make recieving a phone book a request based system do the opposite and request to NOT get yours. The InfoTel book – stop sending me phone books! The Yellow…

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Reduce and Reuse

Freecycle is quite possibly one of the greatest sites going in that it connects the local community in a way that is completely unique – everything is FREE. Post what you want or what you have and someone from your community or better yet your neighbourhood will come and get it if they can make use of it! Recently my partner and I moved in together and have done a big renovation (highlights include: high efficiency furnace, tankless water heater,…

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Earthship Darfield

Someone near us is building an earthship and they want you to come and see what they are doing! If you have seen the movie ‘The Garbage Warrior‘ then you know what the heck I am talking about. If you haven’t the movie begs the question what do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you’re renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent…

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Random Quotes ::

"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

~ Ansel Adams"

July 9, 2014
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Photo credit the unprocessed home
July 8, 2014