Names have been changed to protect the innocent...and my husband...and me...but not the dog. His name is Dexter.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tip Tuesday-Going Green!

As we all know, today is Earth Day. But I have been hearing quite frequently that every day should be Earth Day. Being the hippie that I am, our family is trying to do our part in conserving our resources. And over at Seattle Mom Blogs, they've been doing a count down to Earth Day with tons of great ideas and products that are more Earth Friendly.
In honor of Earth Day, for this Tip Tuesday I'm asking for tips on going green. What works for you with a busy family? To get this ball rolling, I'll start. We're pretty fanatical about recycling our plastic, aluminum and anything else we can possibly recycle. Lately I have also started "repurposing" things. For instance, I'm using fabric that has been used for something else (CG's pants) and I'm going to make them into reusable grocery bags. As soon as I have time to sew them. And I've also been using more Earth friendly cleaning products...like baking soda. We've also been working on our own compost heap. But that has stopped recently because the next owners may not want our compost!
Now, it's your turn. The world needs to know what you're doing to help out. And I need some more ideas that are feasible with kids.

4 comments:

Brad & Jenn said...

I started Green Works cleaning products for our home & I love them. They don't have such a harsh smell and I've stopped coughing up a lung while cleaning my bath tubs! Not to mention they are enviromentally kind!

Suzie said...

I read an article recently that said that 90% of the bottles for bottled water are actually NOT recycleable. People are better of to invest in a water filter for their faucet or one with a pitcher you can keep in the fridge. Plus, you save money for the long term in buying bottled water.

Suzie said...

Most magazines and newspapers can be read online so cut back on your subscriptions to save paper.

jillytacy said...

We stopped buying bottled water, we recycle everything we can and we frequent thrift stores to buy gently used items when we can. We're also trying to decrease our plastic use which is very hard. Everything comes wrapped in plastic. I made reusable fabric snack bags and napkins for Nature Girl's snack so we could stop using ziplock bags. Like you I still haven't sewn my shopping bags. I have good intentions but keep finding other projects to do. I have to get those done!

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