With that in mind, we've been doing "green" shopping-- not buying energy efficient appliances per se but hitting the consignment shops, thrift stores, and yard sales. It's exciting to think that instead of buying new things that increase production and therefore pollution, we can give new life to cast offs. So far we've picked up a couch, some awesome jeans, a salad spinner, and about everything in between. While some of this shopping may end up as a waste of time (and gas!) for people who have most of what they need, it's pretty productive for us as we look to restock our wardrobe and home.
I'm looking forward to a spring of yard sale-ing as well as a new season of prayerfully considering the decisions they make and what God would want from me in the details of my life. Let me know if you have any ideas or guidance!