Hurried Homemaker

- for supermoms short on time -
November 11th, 2009 by Rhiana

Green x 3

We all know the phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” … here is my spin on those three wonderful words and how you can use each to go green the easy way,

REDUCE the poo:  Got a baby?  Did you know that ordinary disposable diapers take over 1000 years to disappear from our Earth?  Cloth diapering is a wonderful thing, but not practical for everyone.  Welcome biodegradable diapers to the neighborhood!  (Enter gDiapers and Nature Babycare.)  Of course, if you’re really brave [and have a lot of free time] you could try EC. :)

blue-gdiaper

REUSE clothing:  Fashionista?  Go green without a lot of green.  Create a clothing swap with your similar-sized, similar-taste friends and neighbors.  Raid each others’ closets.  Want something new?  Go shopping together (carpool).  Chip in on a few great outfits.  Share.   Circulate and reuse baby/kid clothes too!  (I just made baby pants out of Hubby’s old t-shirt!)

tshirt-pants

RECYCLE everything:  This family of 4 humans (one of which is a baby) and 2 dogs usually has about 1-2 bags of garbage per week.  How?  We recycle as much as possible … that toilet paper roll, tissue paper from that birthday gift, the box the noodles came in, the plastic thingy from new socks … You name it, we recycle it!  (Remember last week when I told you not to forget to recycle those plastic bags?) Most counties have recycle pick-up that doesn’t require that you separate glass, aluminum, and plastic from one another.  Our recycle collection does ask that we flatten boxes and paper.  Go ahead … sign up.  Don’t have pick-up in your area?  Look for a recycle center near you now!

recyclebaby

Airwear wants your top 3 tips on going green.  Since Thursday is my Going Green segment, it seemed appropriate to produce my tips in the form of my regular blog post.  Be sure to visit their site LighterSaferGreener.com to see what they are doing and to let them in your secrets too!

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4 Responses to “Green x 3”
  1. Great post … we (as in, my family) really need to improve our recycling practices. I’ll be the first to admit I’m lazy about it.

  2. Excellent food for thought! I need to get better about the “reduce” part of the mantra (although diapers aren’t the issue for me!).

    Great site. I’ll be back!

  3. [...] that I was the grand prize winner of the “See Green to Live Green” Contest for my post Greenx3!  The contest was sponsored by Essilor’s Airwear®, eyeglass lenses made with 100 percent [...]

  4. what a fantastic post. YOU rock, I am glad you won…. this was awesome. :)

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