I was hanging out at my friend Maggie’s house recently while our friend Amy was visiting from Pittsburgh. Maggie is a great inspiration for all things environmental. At her house, we ate every meal with cloth napkins. Chet and I have made many changes in our home to lessen our footprint on earth, but we were using paper towels for napkins (ugh, embarrassing!). Honestly, I never thought of using cloth napkins. I thought they were only for fancy dinners. We immediately switched to cloth napkins for every meal.
Then this morning I was searching for a new environmental podcast to listen to on my jog and came across EcoFact.Tv. EcoFact.Tv is developing a series of short informational films to promote an ecofriendly lifestyle and encourage personal change. You can participate by sending an idea or video to them. They made a mini-commercial about napkins. They claim the average person uses 6 napkins per day, about 2,200 per year, yikes!
I thought it was cool/ironic that I had just made the switch to cloth napkins and then found this video. I truly believe that if we all do enough little things to help the environment we can make a big difference.