We want to be good to the environment. We want to leave a better place for our kids and grand kids. We are trying to do better.

There are still some things we do just because it is easier. These are the times that we are not thinking about the environment.

We still buy single-use batteries instead of rechargeable. It's just so much easier to go out and buy new ones than to take the time to remember to throw our old ones in a charger. If we even know where ours is.

We still use plastic straws. Yes they are just easier when we go out to eat. I don't want to drink out of a glass. I don't know how clean they are....or how many hands touched it. That's just me though.

A lot of stores still have plastic or paper bags in the grocery store. We still use them instead of bringing our own reusable ones in. I do feel better because at least I use my plastic grocery bags once they get to my house. I don't just throw them right away.

Are you guilty of leaving lights on when you're not in the room? I am sometimes.....but Jamey comes right behind me and shuts off our office lights while we are in the studio. So we keep each other honest.

Do you buy bottle water instead of carrying a reuseable bottle around? I am guilty of that but I do refill my water bottle quite a lot throughout the day. So I am trying.

Here in Amarillo a lot of us are guilty of this. I blame it on the fact that we are not a big city. We don't walk enough. We get in our car and drive when we can actually get up and walk. That is something we should work on together as a whole.

Do you ever reuse your jar containers? You cook a great spaghetti dinner and as you empty the sauce in the saucepan; do you throw the jar in the dishwasher or in the garbage? You can reuse those for a lot of other things.

Let's make a conscious decision to try to fix a few of these problems the environment is facing. Let's do our part to make this a better place. Are there any other things you would add to this list? Comment below.


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