I've had enough! I am disgusted by the amount of waste we produce. To make things worse, a couple of weeks ago we had something nibble through our rubbish bin lid outside! So, we've been keeping all rubbish in the house ever since. We do about 2 black bin bags a week, sometimes I manage to reduce it to 1 1/2.
I saw The Story of Stuff this morning, and some time ago DH commented on the amount of gas I use for cooking, as I've been baking and cooking a lot more than usual lately, so I made a search for solar cookers (heard about them long ago). I've been thinking of home-made soft soap for ages, I've only tried regular soap once in school. And cloth nappies have been on my mind with all the kids, but I've never dared to take the plunge (that's a lot of washing, no?) What has less of an impact on the environment, anyway, the nappy mountain or the increase in washing done?
Solar cooker, watch this video! (The Dervaes family has a website with lots of info on sustainability, etc) - plans for solar cookers (many of them are in several languages!)
Compost bin (& bokashi?) - rat resistant compost bin
Reduce waste, recycle, shop consciously, cook from scratch
Make re-usable shopping bags
Try home-made soap, fabric conditioner, etc
Grow my own: veggies, fruits, herbs (or some at least) and canary food
See also: Selfsufficientish