Posted on | April 22, 2011 | 1 Comment
Gotta be honest here.
I’m not as environmentally conscious as a mom of two should be.
There it is.
I’m not totally horrible. I recycle or compost almost everything and I’m not a huge consumer but there are lots of things that I can and should be doing to better help the environment:
- walking instead of driving
- making sure I always have my travel mug
- tying my tubes
but probably my worst violation is using disposable diapers.
But one must accept the flaw before it can be fixed.
And so my Earth Day resolution will be to start using cloth diapers. After all, I’ve had them waiting to be used since before Jack was born, but we used a diaper service for the first 2 months, then moved, then shared laundry and then (insert totally lame excuse here)…it never happened.
So little Rowan will have the puffy butt and the earth will be minutely better off. But it’s the little changes that count right?
Here are other easy changes that can be made that will make a difference if we all do them (I do do these things…)
Cleaning with Vinegar
I use vinegar and baking soda for pretty much everything these days. It’s cheap and safe and I sort of enjoy that my house smells like a Fish and Chip shop for a few minutes everyday. I suggest buying in bulk and filling reused and relabeled spray bottles.
A few more simple ways to use less energy (for good measure):
- Cold wash laundry. It’s better for your clothes and they really don’t need a hot bath.
- Then Hang-dry them.
- Put a lid on your pot of boiling water.
- Pay bills online. If you don’t, hand shred your bills (insert fun toddler game here) and recycle them.
What will your Earth Day resolution be?