I've been slowly making changes, mostly because I try to be frugal and am really trying to cut our budget wherever possible. I try to make sure lights are turned off, it keeps our bill down and reduces the emissions from the bulbs, too, which I hear are some of the worst for the atmosphere.
In addition, I'm a bagaholic! I admit it, I love bags of all kinds, sizes, shapes and materials. So you can imagine how intrigued I was when I first heard about making cloth grocery bags. I've been hearing more and more about it and how bad the plastic bags are for the environment on a couple of bulletin boards that I read. I was inspired by Michelle's blog and her picture of her trunk full of groceries in cloth bags. I poked around my fabric stash and found the perfect piece to use, I've tried to put it in quilts as border or sashing over and over and it just isn't right for what I usually do (the piece was given to me by a friend who tried to quilt but just couldn't get into it) so I cut it up to make bags. Eight of them. I finished the last seam as my husband walked in the door at 11 last night.