It ain’t easy being green!

And it wasn’t easy for me to get this GREEN post written for today.  It’s been a wild morning with lots of things going on.  This had to take a backseat for a little while.  But here I am !

It will be short and sweet!  Mowing is calling me.  Gotta get it finished before the rain starts.

NotQuiteJuneCleaver’s 7 Favorite Green Tips

  • Paper or plastic?  NEITHER make or buy reusable shopping bags. Baggus are my faves, as you see!bags1
  • Don’t let your car idle for too long when waiting. Now I think maybe someone (maybe even my husband) might argue this point, explaining to me how much gas it takes to crank your engine so, I think it is relative to how long your car will be idling.
  • Turn your electronics off at night or when not in use!  Just shutting your computer down could save upwards of $75 a year.
  • This is one I struggle with all the time…every season.  Set your thermostat on a reasonable temp.  68 is too cold for running the air and 78 is too hot for running the heat.  BUT if you will reverse them you will save money! Not to mention energy. I really do struggle…if Mama is hot, she is soon to be mad!
  • Wash your laundry in cold water.  There are detergents ( I know, I know – that’s another can of worms for another day) that specify for cold water.
  • Paperless billing.  No need in getting all that mail.  Pay bills online.  Save paper and money for stamps!
  • And last but not least: If you will place a brick, yes a BRICK,  in the tank of your toilet you could save as much as 10 gallons of water a day!

So there you have it!

NOW—a BIG announcement! Ready? Okay…drum roll…..You are invited to participate in the first (of hopefully many) NotQuiteJuneCleaver Photo Contest!  Beginning tomorrow and running thru the end of the month you have the opportunity to send me via email (notquitejunecleaver  at gmail dot com) a digital photo no bigger than 800 px by 600 pix, jpg format and no larger than 2MB.  If you are kin to me, I will post your photos but you can’t win, k?

The theme you ask??? GREEN. Anything green. The greener the better!  Now I don’t think I have to say this but DO NOT submit a photo that is inappropriate!  If you wouldn’t show it to your mama, don’t show it to me! You have until the 30th at midnight for me to get the email.  Put NQJC GREEN PHOTO CONTEST in the subject line of your email.  Okay…now get to snappin’  You also need to write a  note in the email telling what, who, where, when and that I have permission to post the picture on this blog! And that you promise it was taken by you and if there is a person in the photo, be sure they know what you are up to too!

More details forthcoming.

Here’s mine even though, well duh, I can’t win…but I do get to pick who does.  With a little help, of course.


Alrighty…talk to you happy people tomorrow! Oh and hey, why don’t you look over in the right hand column and sign up for my newsletter.  That’ll be fun!

Thanks everyone!

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