Thursday, April 22, 2010

in celebration of earth day...


we picked up garbage in the field next to layla's school (i was so surprised how much garbage there was). afterward they gathered in a circle and played duck, duck, goose. what a bunch of cuties!
layla and her "best friend" chloe :) so sweet.
i have a few earth day goals of my own...

1. start using cloth wipes. i use cloth diapers but never made the wipe switch. this weekend i plan on cutting out some simple flannel squares and zigzag stitching the edges and making this wipe solution (more on that later).

2. start using cloth napkins at mealtime. i think this will be a fun and easy switch, and i honestly think cloth napkins work much better than paper napkins anyway. so this is another thing i plan to cut and hem this weekend.

3. cut way down on the use of plastic, especially plastic that gets disposed of. now i have been working on this one for awhile but one thing i have been having a hard time letting go of is ziplock bags. so i decided for earth day that i'm going to work really hard to cut them out completely (well... except for freezing berries, i haven't come up with an alternative for that yet).

4. and finally water conservation. this is another that we already work on but i feel like we've been letting it slip lately and what a good time to make it a priority again. not to mention as a family of five we use a lot more water than the average family even when we're watching it, so we really need to take that step.

so tell me... what are your goals?


5 comments:

amberamerica said...

Definately using less plastic! and I want to start reusing things that I buy more... like when we buy big yogurt containers and big cottage cheese containers... I wanna start reusing them for things... and I grabbed a glass bottle of sweet leaf tea from safeway and I am reusing the botte now for a waterbottle and it works great because I don't like the metal ones or the plastic ones! :) There is more but i'd best not leave a book here... ;p

jenny said...

yay amber! good for you!

Mom said...

Dang! You guys make me look bad! I guess I'm going to have to think about it more....I'm still proud of myself for recycling :)

jenny said...

:) recycling is a big step in the right direction mom :) love ya!

brittany(sis) said...

so far i am just working on optimizing my health.. haha! :) i am trying to do it in a more natural way! yay! :)

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