We are the kind of people that have always been more on the ecologically minded side of things. We are green without making it our cause or an issue. I will admit I am a little obsessive about recycling and always have been. When we were first married I would chastise Brian about throwing away recyclables and dig them out of the trash. We have always been conscious of wasting water, electricity, and other resources. We buy natural cleaning products or make our own (sometimes we avoid cleaning all together - that's green, right?). Bringing our own bags to the grocery store/Costco and buying more organics (sometimes without realizing it) helps us cut down on the amount of grocery bags and cardboard we use as well as pesticides we contribute to our environment. Walking to pick up Jacob to school is a new one we have recently added. There is no reason to fire up the car to pick up a child several blocks away (unless of course it is down pouring). We try to be green without being obnoxious about it. It has worked for us. Recently we have become aware that our new house is missing some key green elements. First we are going through and changing out light bulbs - since I do like having light and have been known to leave lights on - the responsible thing to do was use more eco-friendly bulbs. We redid the rubber around the doors so we weren't losing heat/cooling through the cracks. Then we put in this programmable thermostat. We didn't need it to be 71 in the middle of the night - I guess.
So, that's where we are starting and I am sure there are many more things to come. The added benefit and maybe even a bigger motivator is the savings on our energy bills. Being green can mean saving some green. Hey, I like that idea.