I know, I know. I'm turning into one of "those" people. I'm going to start wearing big, long flowy skirts and let my hair grow way long. Okay, maybe not, but this morning, as I was cleaning, it dawned on me that I really was turning into someone who is, at the very least, environmentally conscience. What? Me? The one who drives an Avalanche and dumps her excess cooking grease on the ground out behind the apartment? Yep. Sigh. It's amazing what you'll do to make the world a better place for someone you love.....
Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not going off the deep end with this. I live by the Rachel Ray motto....everything in moderation. However, I try to incorporate easy things in our everyday life that really don't change the way we live at all. I have reusable shopping bags, we recycle, I buy "green" products when I can (and when they aren't crazy expensive), I buy some organic foods, we even own a Hybrid. I figure one Hybrid and one gas guzzling truck offset each other in the world of being eco-friendly. It's like owning one, normal, American made sedan, right?? Okay, maybe my rational doesn't really add up, but the point is that I'm trying.
This morning, while I was on a mini-cleaning spree, I started thinking that there had to be other ways that we could be greener. I was thinking this as I was pouring bleach into the kitchen sink to sanitize Kennedy's blocks....don't ask. I use vinegar to clean the coffee pot, I even used it to clean my microwave today (heat a cup or two of water with a couple of tablespoons of vinegar to boiling in the microwave, then just wipe with a rag), but could I use it, or some other natural source to kill germs? Turns out I can! Now, that won't make my life any more difficult, but it will help....even if just a little bit.
I have found some green products that I love! As any of you mothers out there know, I literally go through a bottle of laundry spot remover every other week...and I only have one kid! This spray seriously works just as well as the other brands I have tried and is made from plant based products. Pretty cool!
So, no, I'm really NOT turning into some crazy lady, but I figure I can do my part to leave the world a little bit better. What is your favorite green tip?