Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Today is the day to appreciate our (once) beautiful planet and be a little more conscious of what pigs we really are!

Everyday is Earth Day at our house. Everyday we:

~ Use cloth diapers

~ Wash all laundry (excluding diapers) in cold water

~ Turn two washing machine loads into one dryer load -- or just scrap the dryer altogether and hang dry

~ Turn off all electricity that we aren't using and unplug electronics that don't need to be plugged in

~ Eat organic, whole foods as much as possible

~ Avoid plastic like the plague

~ Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever buy bottled water. Ever. Stupidest waste of money, resources, and good tap water that we already have. Ugh, don't get me started.

~ Don't eat that much meat -- do you know what they do to those poor animals? No thanks

~ Use public transit or walk, a lot

~ Recycle everything. Tip* Put your recycle bin under the sink and the garbage can out of the kitchen -- it's more convenient and guests are more likely to recycle too :)

~ I actually broke down and started using the dishwasher once per week

~ Shower every other day (it's better for your hair too)

~ Make our own cleaning products

~ Buy second hand -- cloths, toys, furniture... Underwear. Jokes, just jokes!!

So when Earth Day comes along, you know what we do? We dress Little One in her "I Love Earth" t-shirt and plant potatoes in the garden. Happy Earth Day!


  1. I'm just reading through and am enjoying my visit. You certainly do have a nature-friendlier home than most!

    Don't mean to intrude. Just wanted to jump in and say that, to my knowledge, dishwashers are actually usually considered MORE eco-friendly than hand washing. Weird, I know. You'd think the opposite, but there you have it.


    Many well wishes!

  2. I've heard that but thought it was a load of _____. You found a good article to prove it, thanks! I may have to edit my post as I think I'll be throwing in an extra dishwasher load during the week!