To Go Green?

August 28, 2009 § Leave a comment

Ugh. So I absolutely HATE how trendy that phrase is. “Going Green” … just the sound of it makes me shudder and puts my gag reflex up.

However, I am becoming obsessed with the healthy things for my kid and my planet.

I really, really, really want to cloth diaper Marley. I just really, really, really don’t have the money to invest in it.

I will be switching to homemade cleaning products and natural home cleaning methods with our next trip to the grocery store – because it’s cheaper and safer for my oh so sensitive toddler.

I contemplate organic toys. And if they weren’t so ridiculously over-priced, I would buy them.

I am already a proponent of thrift store recycling of everything from clothes to toys to furniture. In fact, pretty much everything I buy for the punkin head comes from a thrift store.

I want to buy organic food and promote a healthier lifestyle, but I loathe cooking and again, we barely scrape by month-to-month with the grocery bill.

I just think that we can treat this planet better than we do. I think we have to keep moving forward and keep educating kids in how to make this place we live better. That’s how the next generation progresses. It wasn’t all that long ago, that I was sitting on the gym floor learning about water-efficient shower heads and CFL bulbs, concepts that were in a complete foreign language to me. And as my generation came of age to purchase such things, they were all the rage. We couldn’t convince our parents at the time, but we remembered. We made it matter. And I’m proud of that and proud of the adults that sat us down and drilled it into our heads. And now everyone knows how much better it is to watch water levels and what kind of light bulbs we use.

Now, to make it work in my own financially strained life. Baby steps for me, but I’ll get there eventually. And some day I’ll hopefully look back and say “I can’t believe I used to do that!”

So let’s try to reverse some of the waste that this planet produces! Let’s hug a friggin tree every now and again! Let’s pay attention to how much energy we’re wasting!

That’s all for me. Hopefully I’ll keep this blog a little more updated and I’ll be able to track exactly where I came from and how far I go.

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