Our kids have lots of stuff. Books, toys, clothes, games and movies. The movies are especially plentiful, because we travel a lot to my in-laws (over 8 hours away) and movies help pass the time. In fact, I think I'd cry if our portable DVD player ever broke.
But the kids don't really watch all the movies they have. There are favourites that get played over and over again. In fact, I think I could recite all three High School Musical movies from memory if I put my mind to it. The rest are just collecting dust in our cupboard.
So in any effort to lessen our environmental impact, I'm not going to buy them movies any more. I'll borrow movies from the library, or rent them from the local movie store. The same for grown-up movies. All can be had from either the library or the local movie store, so I am not going to buy any for us either.
The inspiration for this blog came after reading Vanessa Farquharson's book, Sleeping Naked is Green, and wondering if her new eco-lifestyle was really applicable to a family of 5 that was already fairly environmentally friendly. At the urging of a friend, I took on the challenge of trying to improve my family's "green-ness", using the book as a template. This blog will record our attempts to improve our environmental foot-print one small change at a time.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Not buying any more DVDs (Day 58)
Posted by Eco Mama at 9:49 PM
Labels: film industry, plastic packaging
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You can also try Zip, which is a canadian version of netflix.ReplyDelete
I will send you an email with a link to it (i get points if i refer someone)
I atruggle with this. We have sooo many movies. And not only DVDs. We have a VHS player and I pick up old movies on VHS from the Salvation Army, Goodwill etc...At least they don't cost as much and I am saving something from the landfill but still...enough with the STUFF!!ReplyDelete
I know. I'm trying not to buy "stuff", but it's hard.ReplyDelete