Here at the Green Baby Guide, we’re all about making simple lifestyle changes that will make a big difference, one step at a time. But what about the big things? Have you made any huge strides on your quest towards greenness?
So what do I mean by a “big thing” and a “little thing”? Years ago, I read in the Tightwad Gazette about boiling just the amount of water you need to make a cup of tea. Now, instead of filling the kettle with a bunch of water and heating more than I use for my drink, I fill it with exactly a cup’s worth. That small thing saves a bit of water and energy and was easy for me to do. Barbara Kingsolver writes in Animal, Vegetable, Miracle about moving from arid Tucson, Arizona, to Virginia just so she can grow all of her own food in a fertile climate. Now, that’s a big thing, at least in my book!
Has anyone here traded a Hummer in for a bicycle? Limited family size for the sake of the planet? Gone vegan? Stopped using electricity? Installed a composting toilet? Moved into a teeny-tiny house or apartment? What are the biggest leaps you’ve made towards greenness or your proudest green accomplishments?