I drive the hubs bananas with my passion for recycling. Secretly I find it amusing watching him shuffle from bin to bin trying to find the 'right spot' to throw away things. "Dammit...can't we just have ONE garbage bin??" Hehe!

April is Earth Month! I thought i'd take this opportunity to list all of the things i'm already doing for Mother Earth and to suggest some new ways that I can be kinder to our planet.

What I'm Already Doing
  • Cloth diapering. I also use a HE washing machine and line or sun dry all of the diapers and inserts.
  • Using cloth wipes.
  • We're down to about 1/2 a bag of garbage every two weeks.
  • Using cloth bags for grocery shopping
  • Re-using any plastic bags that accumulate
  • Crunchy Clean: I use environmentally friendly and gentle laundry detergent.
  • Re-using gift bags and tissue paper
  • Donating old clothing and furniture
  • Less idling with our cars
What I Need to Start Doing
  • Make the switch over to all natural cleaning products
  • Rely more on vineager and water for cleaning
  • Buy a water cooler for the kitchen...stop using plastic water bottles
  • Stop using fabric softener and dryer sheets
  • Buy more stainless steel bottles
  • Collecting rainwater to use to water household plants and garden
  • Use less ziploc bags and more tupperware
  • Wash more loads of clothing in cold water
  • Buy more organic foods
What are you doing to be more environmentally friendly?
Any suggestions ?

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