Okay, before I go all “earthy” on you here, I should make a few confessions. I absolutely always start my car before heading out in the winter. I was too lazy to figure out cloth diapers. Worst of all? I use the clothes dryer as much as I possibly can. Year-round. (Who likes crunchy clothing? I just don’t get it.) However, I am a big reuser, recycler, and composter, which I think is pretty much the norm for our generation, and I would like to make even more efforts to leave a nice clean world behind for my children.
Next, I must confess that although the website I share here today has fantastic environmentally-friendly ideas, I didn’t exactly stumble upon it while searching for new green products. In truth, I sought it out after reading about it in In Style Magazine. The site, Green Is Sexy
, made it into the publication because one of its founders (also one of my favourite actresses), is Canada’s own Rachel McAdams.
The site boasts a variety of eco-friendly ideas under categories such as “For The Girls”, “Out and About”, “In the Workplace”, “Moneysavers”, “Entertainment” and “For Laughs”.
My fellow moms might be interested in a post on The Green Goober
, offering environmentally-friendly products for kids, as well as a Green Christmas Gift Guide
, posted in December but useful all year long. I’m currently considering a recycled-paper product purchase from Ecojot
, (shown at left) since I’m one of those rare techno-junkies who still insists on keeping a paper dayplanner.
(By the way, depending what time of year you read this post, you might also be interested in my Green Halloween article. The editor proposed this topic, and the research was good for me. I even implemented a few of my own suggestions last year!)
I’d love to hear about ways you and your family have “gone green”. If you have older kids, are they more environmentally-friendly than you are? Do you find it harder to be eco-conscious with children than you did before, with less time and more products? Any suggestions for the rest of us?
Here’s my Earth Day contribution: for every comment left on this post, I will sweep the floor with an old-fashioned broom instead of using my beloved disposable-cloth sweeper. I’m willing to sacrifice!