If you’ve been reading Babyminding for some time, then you know Tela, our founder, is quite “green”. It’s a passion of hers and one I well respect. She recycles everything she can, avoids artificial food ingredients, and buys heavily on the organic side. She avoids chemical cleaners and drives her road ready electric cart whenever she can. Having said that, I tend to be mildly green. Sure, I recycle, turn off the lights, wash almost all my clothes in cold water, and drive my golf cart when possible. (I should mention here that we live in a community with over 90 miles of cart paths throughout that allow us to leave our cars at home for most short trips.) In 2010, one of my resolutions is to go a little greener. Here’s how I’m planning to do it:
- After reading this post by Hip Organic Mama, I’m looking to buy local and/or organic strawberries. I had no idea so much chlorine was used in their transport!
- I will use more baking soda and vinegar in my daily cleaning rather than chemical cleaners. I have terrible asthma, so come cleaning supplies cause me to cough right away. I’m sure the fumes aren’t good for my little ones, either.
- I will try to locate and purchase some grass fed beef from my area. After referencing an article about seven foods to avoid, I had better practice what I preach. The same goes for apples!
- I will stop using dryer sheets when I dry my clothes or purchase environmentally friendly ones.
- I will decrease the amount of catalogs, junk mail, and paper statements I’m receiving.
- I will use my reusable bags more often. Yes, I have them, I just have to remember to take them with me to the market!
- I will have my children help me recycle and talk to them about the use and reuse of items.
Tell me, how will you go a little greener in 2010? What are your green resolutions for the new year?