Saturday, February 9, 2008

Tip of the Day - Cloth Napkins

Over Winter break I was sitting in the living room working on my laptop while the rest of the family was watching Opera, and that day they happened to be talking about a bunch of small ways we can help save the environment.

One of the things they said was that if everyone used one less paper napkin a day, we'd save such and such million trees a year. My first reflex was to scoff: "I never use paper napkins!" Then I realized that at college, I use paper napkins every day with my meals in the Dinning Commons...

So at the beginning of this quarter, I brought a cloth napkin with me from home, and have been bring it to the DC with me for meals when I remember it. I haven't been perfect about it, but I'd say I've reduced my paper napkin consumption by 30%.

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