Any Green moms out there

Jennifer - posted on 09/23/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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I would like to know how I can be more green around the house ;]

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Yvonne - posted on 12/30/2013

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should a grandfather be allowed to see his grandson before he gets to sick and is unable to see him

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adding a dry towel to clothes that need to make their way into your dryer cuts down on drying time.



reuse your dryer sheets for dusting around the house.



and im obessed with..

www.freecycle.org



its reformed recycling!

Bobbieann - posted on 01/12/2012

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User - posted on 09/14/2011

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Hey, I found a company that helps you go green, while saving money and (if you choose) even make money! you can contact me at bhshultz@ptd.net or at 570-284-4045 Ask for Barb or Paul.

Constance - posted on 07/09/2010

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Yup cloth diapers and making your own baby food is wonderful for the environment as well. Love my diaper service and I love making my daughter her food.

Constance - posted on 07/09/2010

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Vinegar is great!! I use to clean my floors and windows too. It is inexpensive and all natuarl.

Constance - posted on 07/09/2010

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The first and easiest thing you can do to be greener is buy all natural cleaning product. I like seventh generation, they work really well. I also shop local. When season permits I shop at farmer's markets for my veggies, meat and dairy. It is not only good for your family but also great for your community. Supporting local farms can be very rewarding.

Sara - posted on 07/09/2010

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Vinegar, baking soda, and sunshine are my cleaning products! I recycle, repurpose, and compost when I can. The girls wear cloth diapers. I make my own baby food (most communities can't recycle the lids to the glass jars) I buy a lot of produce at farmers markets (it's organic, and fresh!) There are many things you can do to help the planet, and every little change you make helps!

Shelli - posted on 07/09/2010

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Vinegar, is an amazing cleaner!! Especially if you have wood floors, it does not streak!! (If you wear pearl rings, or bracelets,
remove before dipping into vinegar, it eats the pearl! *oops*)

I don't use paper towels in the kitchen, unless I am frying.
I have kitchen towels, for everything else in the kitchen. I can throw them in the washing machine, hang dry! I miss my clothes line, I am in an apartment now, so needless to say,
I use the dryer. If you are in a house, put up a clothes line, it saves electricity, because you are hang drying!!

Sally - posted on 07/08/2010

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Do you want real green on the things that are cheaper and easier to be green or do you want a list of 'green' products to buy?
I can't help with the latter.
For the former:
Clotheline--My clothes smell better, have fewer chemicals on them, and my electric bill drops about $40 per month spring through fall.
If you have a garden and gutters, Rain Barrel (or two)--Water bill goes up a lot less in the summer
Turn part of your yard into a veggie garden (or join a community garden)--Smaller grocery bill for healthier food, less lawn maintanance, mild exercise
Reusable grocery bags--Watch for sales (the 50 cent ones work just as well as the $10 ones) or make your own
Use the plastic grocery bags in your small trash cans instead of throwing them away and buying trash bags
Compost pile--less trash, good stuff for your garden
Cloth diapers--cheaper in the long run, healthier for baby, less trash
Breastfeeding--much cheaper and easier than formula, healthier for baby and you, less trash
Cooking real food instead of convenience food or eating out--Cheaper, healthier, less trash, less fuel used for travel, fun activity for the family
If the activity or errand is within a mile or two, walk or bike--less fuel used, healthy activity
Shopping at thrift or consignment stores or rummage sales--recycled clothes, toys, and housewares (Or set up hand-me down trees and toy swaps with other moms)
Read the newspaper on line--unless you need it to mulch the garden
If you're not squeamish about bodily fluids--Diva cup and mama pads
Fans instead of AC
Read books or play outside more than you watch TV
Library instead of buying books and magazines
With the right recipes (pick ones you like online), vinegar, baking soda, lemon, and sunshine will clean most things better than scary chemicals
Good luck

Carla - posted on 09/25/2009

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As green as I can afford to be at the moment. I all my laundry, cleaning, bath, supplemetns are strictly through Melaleuca. Safer for the environment, safer for humans and pets. Check it out www.Melaleuca.com. I refuse to buy products with phosphates in any more. I love the smell of the cleaning products and bath products and laundry. Melaleuca was green before Green was a color. ha ha.

Tiffany - posted on 09/24/2009

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I've started making milk cartons (cardboard, not plastic) into lunch containers. They work well for all but the runniest of foods and if they don't make it back home, they at least got one more use. You can wash them for quite a few uses if they do make it home. Just cut the tops (however deep you want) like the top of a Chinese food container. I add a Velcro tab to help keep them closed.

Katherine - posted on 09/24/2009

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all the shopping bags that i get from the supermaket i re-use for rubish bags ,not only saves space but much easyier to carrie down to my bins :)

also i find that if u have a second hand clothing party every month or so then u can find people who need u old cloths and it also helps in getting more space and u dont have to throw them away OR kids grows for the babies just cut the feet off and use them in the night for pj or to use as cleaning rags , so ur not throwing all the wipes in the bin it does help in the long run and u can wash and re use them over and over ....
lemon juice and vinigare are also graet cleaners and the lemon leaves everything nice and fresh .. hope this has helpped

Jennifer - posted on 09/23/2009

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I AGREE. IT DOES COST A LOT OF MONEY..... LOOK AT THIS WEBSITE CALLED TRICYCLE.COM I GOING TO START USING THERE CLEANER AND I ALL READY GIVE THEM MY OLD CAPRI JUICE BOXES...COFFEE GRINDS ARE REALLY GOOD FOR COMPOSTS TOTHE WORMS LOVE IT ;] TY!

Ruth - posted on 09/23/2009

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Well, I'm not super gung-ho about being "green", but I do try a few basic things (and would do more if I had the space for it). I try and recycle all our paper, cans and plastics that the local recycling center accepts, and the grocery stores take old plastic grocery bags. I have a small container garden on our front porch (although I do use non-organic fertilizer and the occasional chemical treatment on it), and if I had my own yard, I'd like to start a compost pile--good for the garden, and keeps veggie trimmings and eggshells from going in the trash.



There are supposedly organic cleaners out there, but I don't know how well they work/how much they cost, and personally I find the cost of organic food to be prohibitive. Maybe if it ever becomes affordable, I'll start using it.

Ruth - posted on 09/23/2009

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Well, I'm not super gung-ho about being "green", but I do try a few basic things (and would do more if I had the space for it). I try and recycle all our paper, cans and plastics that the local recycling center accepts, and the grocery stores take old plastic grocery bags. I have a small container garden on our front porch (although I do use non-organic fertilizer and the occasional chemical treatment on it), and if I had my own yard, I'd like to start a compost pile--good for the garden, and keeps veggie trimmings and eggshells from going in the trash.



There are supposedly organic cleaners out there, but I don't know how well they work/how much they cost, and personally I find the cost of organic food to be prohibitive. Maybe if it ever becomes affordable, I'll start using it.

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