Anywho, I also bought some new soap and laundry detergent at EcoReno, assuming the ingredients are more natural. But I've decided to look into this a little further, to try to learn how to read labels to know if what I'm buying really is "green" or if I'm being "greenwashed." I also, however, bought a refillable bottle at the local Co-op yesterday and filled it with bulk shampoo. I plan to do this with other products as I run out of them. Regardless of the ingredients, I am confident this will result in quite a bit less waste.
As far as food, after reading the Omnivore's Dilemma I thought it might not be a bad idea if we tried to eat less meat, and maybe then we could afford to buy locally-grown, grass-fed beef, etc. So far this has been a disaster. I made eggplant parmesan a few months ago, and Chris hated it. Last night I made veggie lasagna, and it was better than the eggplant, but Chris said it would have been better with meat (of course). So this goal remains a goal. But perhaps some of you have some yummy meat-free recipes to share that I can try out on Chris?
The last goal is more of a fitness goal. There is a good possibility that Michelle, Andrea and I will be climbing Mt. Fuji together this summer. And if I were to try it today, I am convinced I would not make it. So, I'm going to attempt to get in shape. I picked up some info on local trails, and yesterday Scoop and I went to check out one of them by the river. Next week, if the weather permits, I'll look for another one that's a little longer and a little steeper. And hopefully by the summer I'll be hiking Mt. Rose in preparation for the big climb!