Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Living Green While on the Road

We're in Columbia, Missouri, that is, visiting with Pete again. We're dealing with normal changes in our daily routine, but we're also facing changes and challenges with our green living lifestyle too.

It's interesting to notice the little things that you need to alter, like having to throw away fruit peels and tea bags rather then putting them in the compost. Or having to tell the housekeeper NOT to run the dishwasher (we're in a kitchenette room) with just the coffee pot and two lunch plates in it. Or the bigger and more obvious challenge of just not having the convenience of a recycling area available. I have been told however, that there are large recycling bins across the road at the Home Depot where I can bring things.

When traveling, it's just easier to cast aside the routine of green living, it's more difficult, requires more research and thoughts and just takes more effort anyway, doesn't it?

But, it's not impossible. Asking around, making it a priority, and yes, putting in the little bit of extra effort, really do help make all the difference.

Next time you're on the road, stop and remember all of the hard work you put into making it a routine at home and make the same effort as you travel.

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