I wish we had recycle bins in my city. I grew up in a city that has provided them (and curbside pickup) for 20 years, and it was a bit of a shock to have to cart the stuff to recycling centers myself. :o
Let’s see…I also use Lunapads, I’ve started switching us over to more eco-friendly and less synthetic-chemical household cleaners (Trader Joe’s has some good things, including liquid laundry soap scented with lavender oil ) and cosmetic cleansers (I highly recommend the Tom’s of Maine dental care and Chagrin Valley Soaps products), we drive cars with good gas mileage, and we try not to use too much energy or water.
We don’t have central A/C which has the advantages of using less energy and thus keeping the energy bills low, but good grief, when it’s 90+ degrees and 90%+ humidity, being “green” is the last thing on my mind.
I love my university because there are good buses all over the city and campus and recycling bins everywhere. Unfortunately that’s canceled out by the fact that I’m in biomed research and there’s a lot of waste (IMO) with all the one-use sterile plastics and what-not. I wish there was a way around that
I don’t know too much about alternative medicine, but one of DH’s cousins just finished her doctorate in that very field. When she gets back from her honeymoon, I’ll have to pick her brains.