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Inside the workshop: The Things We Do For Love

Inside the workshop: The Things We Do For Love

At Mountain Girl Soap we have a soft spot for the Pacific Northwest environment. We believe that we are the caretakers of this planet. Here are a few things we do everyday to reduce our impact on the earth.

  1. Buy local or regional. Everyday we vote with our dollars to support local businesses. Buying our raw materials locally helps minimize air pollution since the items don’t have to travel a long distance. Yes, ma’am, our dollars have power.
  2. Go electronic. We reduce our impact by forgoing the paper. We opt for electronic bill pay, and paperless bills and bank statements where available. We don’t send paper receipts in our shipments; in this day and age of technology customers receive electronic order confirmations, shipping notifications and the like. Skip the paper catalogs and view products online. Easy-peasy, fresh and squeezy.
  3. Home compost. Our food scraps are thrown into a compost bin, processed naturally by red worms and in a few weeks we have a rich soil amendment that we use in our garden. We make regular deposits to our compost bin; banana peels, melon rinds, eggshells, coffee grounds and the like. The earth will love you for this and return the favor in heaps of healthy plants.
  4.  Reuse. Many everyday items can be washed or sterilized and used again. Examples of what we reuse in our workshop are plastic 5 gallon buckets, glass bottles and jars, cardboard boxes and packing material and my favorite ~ reusable shopping bags! And it is so hip to reuse your own coffee cup at Starbucks. Just sayin'. 

 

What is your favorite earth friendly tip?

 

Photos taken near Yacolt, Washington



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