There's this great article about how doing nothing is actually greener. Click here.
On that note, my lap top's right shift key has been sticking so I'm going to have take it in. I plan on not posting while it's in the shop (even though hubby's puter is just right over ---->) so that I can take a break and get much needed to do stuff done around here. Call it being green and stopping procrastinating.
Also thought I'd tell you a neat little story about the journey of our car seat. We have a Graco snugride. Yep, a dreaded bucket seat. It was free. Someone initially bought it for their child, who outgrew the seat. They gave it to my friend V, who had a daughter. V's daughter L outgrew the carseat at about 9 months. V, feeling that it would also be a waste to not pass it on, gave it to us. V's sister, A, is having twin boys!! Crazy right? So we thought that we needed to pass the seat on to be used by one of A's children. She's getting a two seater stroller which uses, Graco snugrides. Perfect! Now the car seat will have been used well. And it won't expire until 2012 (yes they have expiration dates).
The moral of this story is to keep giving and passing on good stuff. Now I'm not saying go and buy a carseat from the web from a person who may/may not have been in a car accident. But if your friend, who you know and trust, has a child who has outgrown theirs, then sure take it. Or if your child is outgrowing theirs (or you suddenly move to New York, NY and sell your car), go ahead and give it to someone. It's the green thing to do.
On that note, do not under any circumstances use a seat that has been in a car accident. It's like bike helmets; even if it looks great there's still a problem that you might not be able to see. Get rid of the seat and buy a new one.