Monday, September 15, 2008

Green Thoughts Again

Adding to my biking ways I have added a fender to my bike. Now how does a piece of plastic make my life more green? Well it means less muddy junk flying up and all over my clothing. This means fewer trips through the laundry machine and therefore less waste of water, energy and soap. Not bad for a $10 fender from MEC.

Ian's Gone Green

So I think that occasionally I will post about some of the things I do to make my life greener and more environmentally friendly. Most are small and simple ideas that are easy to implement. Some are a little more extreme.

I guess the biggest thing I do right now is ride my bicycle to work rather than drive my car. This is a 50 minute bike ride and seriously cuts down on the amount of gas I need to consume.

Now I am not insane and some days I do have to ride in my car to get to work. Those days where the wind and rain are at hurricane force or else the snow is piling up really high. But I do brave the cold, even heading out when the wind chill is well below -20C. It feels good to do as well, though I am sure my food bill is higher.