|Kids love nature - we should learn from them!|
I am not a "green" fanatic by any means, but since my kids were born and particularly during the last 2 years, we have been making some small changes at home to be more eco-friendly and to do whatever we can "to save planet Earth" as my kids will say. It pains me to think and imagine what the world will be like when my kids and grandkids area adults. We should all realize that change can happen one household at a time and that we do not need to wait until big companies and governments do it for us. The more households that start making small changes and demanding better ways of life, the more the big companies will react accordingly. So here it is the top list of our small changes and links to some of my posts so you can see the "how to" do it too!. Tell me about your list!
Top Small Changes YOU can do to Save Planet Earth:
- Grow your own vegetables: Whether you have a small house or acres, you can do this. It is better for your family, the food taste better and you help reduce the carbon footprint of bringing vegetables to you from all over the place. If you do not have a green thumb, buy your veggies at a local farmers market.
- Recycle: I do hope you live in a town the recycles. If you do, take advantage of it. We recycle all our paper, plastics (the ones allowed) and cans/bottles. In some states, you can even get money back from your cans and bottles!! it is like getting free money - take advantage of that.
|Tires as Potato Planters|
- Reuse: As much as you can reuse and re purpose things around your house. We do it all the time. I use cloth diapers as cleaning rags, tires as potato planters, egg cartons and lint as fire starters for camping or your fireplace. I collect my spent candles' wax and make them into new candles, paper rolls/cardboard into craft materials, etc. the sky is the limit for your imagination.
- Make your own food: It is not only healthier for you, it is cheaper and more delicious too. I frequently make yogurt, can tomatoes and cucumbers and make jams.