Friday, December 30, 2011

Borrowing Earth's Top 5 for 2011

2011 is almost over, and we feel proud we are leaving it a little greener and bit more socially responsible. What were our top 5 favorite changes for 2011 (and yours, based on stats from Google Analytics)?

5. Home Energy Audit - Getting an energy audit confirmed what we knew was going well and gave us new ideas for conserving even more energy.

4. Avoiding the Dirty Dozen - We go organic as much as possible, but we always avoid the produce most covered in pesticides.

3. Indoor Plants - Feeling good about simple, cleaner air and great ambiance!

2. Breastfeeding - I wish I could have made it to the 12 month mark, but babies have their own plans. We were happy to save money and waste from formula, and so glad to give our little boy the most nutritious food possible for 9 months.

1. Cloth Diapers - With a new baby comes tons of waste, especially if you use disposable diapers. 10 months later, we still love our cloth!

We are excited to make more changes and share them with you in 2012! Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Thank Goodness for Grandparents

Wow, Christmas with a 10 month old comes with a LOT of waste! Our recycling bin is fuller than ever (and we normally need at least 2 bins for all the junk we recycle). Our stack of cardboard is literally as tall as me.

Thank goodness Grandma and Grandpa Brownie and Nana and Papa D understand our efforts in social responsibility. Many of their gifts came with minimal waste.

Some highlights included a handmade hippo from Grandma B-minimal waste there, and a pre-loved Lego Duplo table with Legos galore-just the wrapping paper (another gift in itself) for waste.

Happy holidays to everyone! I hope you received gifts of friends and family (and maybe a few waste free goodies too :)


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