I was feeding my 10-month-old son the other day from food out of a plastic container. I was thinking about how much he is eating these days and wondering what to do with all these little plastic things. He probably goes through four a day! Granted, they're small and probably won't be a big burden on the environment. But still, four a day makes me feel a little guilty. I could always follow these guidelines for making baby food at home. That would eliminate the plastic containers.
You have to pay to recycle in my town. My husband and I talk about doing it, but haven't gotten around to it. Writing this down is good motivation.
I do wish I was more environmentally friendly. It's not like I'm against recycling. Why would you be? I just think I need to make it a priority.
Teaching my sons to be conscience of the environment might just be the way to make up for where I have been lacking. There are some websites dedicated to helping us as parents teach our kids some good, green habits: A Walk in the Woods, Bobbie Bigfoot, Kid's Air, and Eco kids.
Often times you hear "tips" on the news about how to be environmentally friendly, but I like to call most of them the "No Duh" suggestions. I found some not so common ways to be environmentally friendly like eating less red meat and installing a different shower head. Sounds strange? I thought so too, but the explanations make it all clear.
How do we teach our kids to go green? There are these new green schools. That's a huge undertaking, but some feel they're worth the cost. It's very interesting.
TheGreenOption.com is a website based out of Bloomington, Illinois. There are some easy ways to go green mentioned on the site like changing your make-up. It might make your skin look better too. Who knew?
Do you recycle?