So a few years ago I decided to become more intentional in my "green living" commitment that I had made. I started using reusable grocery bags, recycling more, and using environmentally friendly cleaning products.
In the last year though, I have revamped how I do "green" at home. Here are a few things my family and I do to be intentional in being green.
1. Recycle - we are fortunate that in Alberta, we get money when we turn in recycable products like our 4L Milk Jugs, pop cans, and more. We use that money as our family fun fund, for outings that we would otherwise not have the budget for. Even my kids, at 5 and 3 years old, love helping me sort paper, plastic, cans, etc.
2. Reusable Grocery Bags - I have quite a collection of these bags, and always leave some in the truck, so they are available all the time, even for the impromptu stops for milk, bread, etc. And for a bonus, the grocer that we do most of our shopping at gives us points when we use the bags. We also get points on our shopping and then can redeem them for great products like small kitchen appliances, gift cards and more.
3. Natural cleaners - I try as much as possible to use green cleaning supplies, whether homemade or commercial products from companies like Seventh Generation. I find that these products all clean fantastically without leaving harmful chemicals on our bodies and in the air to inhale. A perfect way to be kind to the Earth and ourselves.
4. School Lunch - Now that my oldest is in Kindergarten and I have to send a snack with her on a regular basis, I have decided to use a reusable lunch box, and BPA Free containers for the food that needs it, and a stainless steel water bottle for her drinks.
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