I've been looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment here at home, both little and big. I'm not convinced our dishwasher is as eco-friendly as it should be, but since it works, I won't be replacing it anytime soon. It's more eco-friendly than washing by hand.
However, I think we have discovered an impressive way to avoid the dishwasher: Yogi.
Yogi is cleaning up his father's dinner plate (we had bratwurst and baked beans that night). I didn't get a picture of the finished version...you couldn't even tell the plate had any food on it! I could have Yogi clean the plates, and then I could just stack them back in the cabinet, no dishwasher needed!
OK, Dad, I am just kidding. ;-)