Let me preface this by saying that the purpose of this isn't "superiority" or any nonsense like that - I don't judge what other people do at all, as I don't do what I do for anybody but for my own peace of mind. I'm simply curious about your lives. It is my notion that as with me, the thrifty/environmentally conscious part of me that drives car free/car light existence bleeds over into other aspects of our lives.
In our backyard are six bicycles, two bicycle trailers (one in pieces needing an overhaul) two raised high-density garden boxes and one more-regularly-used-than-I-like car.
I do all of our errands by bicycle - grocery shopping, laundry, bill paying, etc.
We are starting our gardens this year and will be growing most of our own veggies, we have a compost heap started both to cut down on garbage and to fertilize the garden.
We recycle cans, but not cardboard or plastic - this place is a nightmare for that, and it irks me. It also irks me that I have to drive the car to recycle those cans, as they won't let the bicycle in the recycling center for "safety reasons".
I also make my own laundry detergent.