I'll be the first to admit that I am less than a tree-hugger. Sure, I love the environment but living in the Bay Area where granola is the norm I know I have plenty of room for improvement. Yes, I have the reusable shopping bags but sadly seem to forget them at home 90% of the time. I was inspired by the Yahoo! Mother Board this month as they talked about how they incorporate green living into their homes.
All of the women have great ideas. Teach Mama suggests sneaking in some learning while you and your family tend to the garden. Tippy Toes and Tantrums brought my attention Snack Taxi bags which are cute little reusable sandwich bags that can help eliminate my overuse of the Ziploc bag. I love that It's All About Balance's children are "the fiercest advocates in our family when it comes to being green…Wherever we are, they ask if there's a recycling bin for their papers or plastic bottles, and make sure the lights are off before we leave the house. Clothes that they've outgrown go in bags to give to Goodwill."
While I may not be the shining example of green motherhood, I look up to those women who make such a concerted effort in their homes. I can relate to MamaLaw as she talks about how last year she wondered "whether busy moms could really be "green," because it just seemed like such an impossible feat at the time."Read More »from Maybe Green's Not My Color. Or, is it?