Picks and Pans Review: The Greener Good
updated 03/29/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 03/29/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT
We use shorter, cold- water cycles on the washing machine. Knowing we don't need hot to get out our stink has bolstered my family's self-esteem!
I try to cut way back on the plastic, especially on plastic water bottles. Tap water or a home water system, it turns out, is a much better way to go.
I buy only what I need for the week and get super creative with leftovers. It's so satisfying to use everything in the fridge before it goes to waste.