Thursday, April 22, 2010

green isn't just for the frogs.

now if you have followed this blog from the beginning, you know i have posted about this before, but this is a pretty important topic for us. we are even raising our baby green! so in honor of earth day, i'm going to share some ways we choose to go green.

cloth diapers-i know that i push these like crack, but it's because they are A-MAZING. and oh so simple. obviously there is less waste-disposable diapers can take years to decompose in dumps, not to mention the fact that they are full of poo. but they are so cute and user friendly, as well! there are even hybrid diapers you can use disposable liners with that are biodegradable, flushable AND compostable! they save money and, while they do take a little time to wash, are so good for baby's bottom-i mean, imagine wearing fleece undies!!

we drive a hybrid. ok, who doesn't anymore? well. lots of people. ok, well we drive a hybrid. it's pretty awesome. and it loves the earth.

i breast feed. now, i know this isn't directly "green", but in a way, it is. i don't use disposable liners, formula cans, the plastic from the little scoops, not to mention all the washing of bottle. (please don't misunderstand me, i don NOT judge mommies who choose to bottle feed/formula feed. this is just one thing i do that is green-ish, so i'm putting it in here)

we use all energy efficient appliances in our condo. washer, dryer, dishwasher, fridge. you get the point.

we use reusable bags and our own mugs at starbucks (and other fine coffee houses).

when bella is old enough to eat solids, i will be making it myself from locally grown, organic foods. not only is it green, it supports local farmers. and i'll store them in recycled baby food jars (so if you saved some for me, thanks for doing your part to help!)

i'll stop pushing my agenda now. =) i just wanted to share some ways that we choose to reduce waste and our carbon footprint. i'm not making any political statements, but i do want to encourage you to reduce, reuse and recycle!

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