Re: Environmentally friendly
Another way you can be eco friendly is to not go shopping until you have several stores that you need something from. Only shop when you already have to go somewhere (work, a Dr.'s appointment, to drop off or pick up a child, etc.) and then plan all your stops on route to and from that place. If a store is out of the way, wait until you have another reason to be in that location.
When you wash dishes by hand, use a small tub with a few inches of water in it and dish soap. Wash a few items, rinse them and turn off the rinse water. Many people just leave the rinse water on between washing items.
Quit using paper towels except for picking up disgusting things, like throw-up or animal messes. Buy Norwex cloths (and Norwex laundry soap just to wash the cloths, because it works better than regular soap.) They are expensive, but they last for years. You don't have to use soap or cleaner when cleaning with them. Just water. Even grease comes up with a wet Norwex cloth. Find someone who sells them and attend a "party" to see for yourself how they work. (I don't sell them. I just am a happy customer.)