Rebecca’s Earth Day Sins, Confessed

I credit a long-ago Earth Day television special to introducing me to the fast-paced world of reusing and recycling.  Now I try hard to do what’s best for our environment, but I don’t always live up to my ideals.  Here are my top five eco-sins, confessed.

  1. I take long, hot showers.  I know, I know.  I should get a solar heater and bathe in harvested rainwater from our rooftop.  This is an especially heinous sin considering how often I’ve bragged about limiting my daughter’s bath time fun.
  2. I don’t always buy organic produce.  I’m cheap.  I’m trying to get over it.
  3. I don’t always buy local produce.  Buying local produce as a “green” action was something I hadn’t even considered until a couple years ago.  But even after educating myself a bit on the subject and reading Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, I’m still not a locavore.
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Product Giveaway for Your Toxic Cleanser Confessions

The Green Baby Guide is teaming up with Green and Clean Mom for our first ever product giveaway! Sommer, the founder and resident blogger at Green and Clean Mom, began worrying about the effects of her conventional cleaners when she had children. “I’ve always wondered if the chemicals I’ve used to clean my bathroom were being rinsed down the drain when my three year old was in the tub,” she states on her website. “I worried about the germs on the counters but feared the chemical I was spraying just as much.” When she saw that there was an eco-friendly, family-friendly alternative to mainstream products on the market, she went for it. Sommer got rid of all the toxic cleaners in her house and began using Shaklee products, eventually becoming a Shaklee distributor.
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