They’re little things, but I hope they add up. And if not, at least I tried.
Of course, I begin by using recycled paper and even though I print way too much of it, I do recycle when I’m done with it.
How about trying Forest Choice pencils. Incense-cedar — remember the crisp, clean, cool smell of cedar pencils? Better still, they are forest-friendly.
I ordered mine from this ebay site, Pencil World Creativity Store, where wonder of wonders! They don’t gouge you on postage. (Have you ever wanted to buy a small item where the seller was going to charge you more for postage than the item cost? Not these people.)
And then, there are pencil sharpeners. I bought mine from the same site for the same reason, but give it some thought. Do you really need an electric or battery pencil sharpener? Really?
I ordered both of these —
— to the cute little bears (their bodies are erasers!) —
— to the $330 El Casco model —
— I’m inclined to think if they don’t have it, it doesn’t exist. (Prove me wrong and see if I care.)
I’ll be adding other green writing materials here. Please share your own, too!
So here I am, March 14, 2007.
It’s time for an update.
I just wanted to let you know that those Forest Choice pencils are WONDERFUL. I love them. The lead is soft enough to be “expressive” when it writes, and is smooth and easy-feeling, no drag. They smell terrific, too.
Pencil sharpeners? Another great purchase. The two-tip one creates a really terrific point, not too sharp and breaky. The other is also good and easy to carry with me in my bag.
And I’m adding a new link here — I finally found a great resource about recycled paper resources, from office paper to toilet paper. (Not that the two are in any way related, other than they are both paper, you know.)
With links to other good info, as well.
Trees are our friends. Let’s save as many of them as we can, okay?
Thanks. I knew I could count on you.