Originally posted on Anna Shinoda:
I love trees. I love flowers. I love succulents. I love almost all plants. I also love rocks and soil and rivers and lakes and oceans. I love nature in general. I could do without mosquitoes. But I guess that I have to put up with them because we’d probably be screwed somewhere along the food chain without them. As nature lovers, my family tries to do what we can around our house to limit the ways we are screwing over the planet. I don’t consider myself a true environmentalist: I still eat meat, I fly great distances in airplanes often, I own leather shoes and leather purses and leather chairs and I have a multitude of other very non-environmental sins against me. But we do a lot of little things – and some big things – that are green and I’m especially proud of the work we’ve done with Music For Relief to reduce global warming. Over the coming months, I’m going to post things that we do here in the Shinoda house to try and keep our carbon footprint a little smaller. Hopefully it will give some of you out there a few ideas of things you can do in your home.
I’ll start with our veggie garden, because it’s going bonkers right now.