I'm a firm believer in this theory: if every household makes at least one environmentally-conscious change, it DOES make a difference. So what changes has The Foxhole made? Glad you asked. We're BIG recyclers. The city switched to the big 40-gal polycarts for recycling. Ours is full to the brim every week. We really need two!
We've also begun the big change from incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescent. Our standard bulbs have actually been CFL for more than a year now. Finding specialty bulbs is a little trickier tho. We found globes for the bathroom "runway" fixtures (I hate those things!) about six months ago and this last weekend I found the candle-like bulbs for the dining room chandelier. Next up is all the exterior lighting.
What I'm most excited about is eliminating all the stupid plastic bags we get at stores these days. They're SOOOO annoying & they are now one of the top causes of suburban litter. Did you know that? They follow closely behind cigarette butts, gum, plastic water bottles, and aluminum cans. Anywho, I bought two sets of these great bags on Amazon today. I can't wait to show up at Wal-Mart with these!