I have learned so much from No Impact Man and keep attempting to apply it to our lives. Your papa says he is the No Impact Man and that it is the rest of his family with all the waste. Doesn't he do our shopping? Well, Colin Beavan's book and film have brought much environmental conversation and activity into our home. Your papa asked me never to turn off his water cooler again, but hasn't yet mentioned my constantly unplugging his appliances. He even asked you to turn off the lights and water, doesn't mind you cosleeping with him without a diaper, and bought a used work chair off craigslist.com. We are all making progress. In an attempt to buy fewer plastic goods, I am searching for a laundry detergent recipe using borax and haven't yet found it. We use a green detergent, but I'd like to end our use of all those plastic tubs.
In my hunt, I have found Colin Beavan's recipes for other home products. Perhaps we'll be able to integrate some of them into our repertoire. What will your poor shampoo-loving papa think now? The following recipes are Colin's from the above link.
Dishwashing detergent—one measure castile soap to one measure water.
Still searching (for detergent),
|healthy decomposable cleaners|
|a homemade drawstring bag|