Wordless Wednesday: Green Resolutions

This week we asked: What do your green resolutions look like?

(Read more about going green in this week’s articles on the theme.)

From Jenn: No more throwaway water bottles (but LOTS more water!)

Jenn blogs at Monkey Butt Junction.

From Carrie: Move over Melissa and Doug, Carrie and Winn have resolved to be Green without spending Green.

Carrie is the Director of her dance studio, The School of Ballet Arts in Boston, and the proud mom of Winn, who has her ever striving to be and stay green.

Lani says, “A year ago our town resolved to be more green with the institution of a Single Stream Recycle Program, which we love!  Each home was given a 64 gallon trash bin and a 96 gallon recycle bin. That’s right the recycle bin is bigger – the way it should be! Sometimes we don’t even put trash out, just recycle.”

The city also has a 100kw wind turbine that helps power the Middle School.

Lani blogs at BoobieTime.

From Jessica: Green toys made in the USA for 2012!

Stephanie of Sanguine Symmetry shares her rag bag, a replacement for paper towels!

From Lauren: “Two-year-old Mikko thought my new DivaCup was cool, too! Since then, I’ve switched to completely reusable menstrual products, including an assortment of cloth pads as well, and I love it. I can’t believe I didn’t go green sooner!”

Lauren blogs at Hobo Mama.

Christine at African Babies Don’t Cry has grown this little Avocado Pear tree from seed, and hopes to carry on expanding her garden to provide much more this year. 

Tell us: What do green resolutions look like in your family?

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13 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Green Resolutions

  1. Melissa

    Oooh, I need to make a rag bag! Great idea!

  2. Dagmar ~ Dagmar's momsense  

    All of these are great ideas! I need to drink more water and that box is so easy to recreate!

  3. Jenn  

    These are great ideas! And I’m jealous of the avocado plants. We’re expecting the first big snowstorm of the season today so gardening seems sooo far away.

  4. Dionna  

    Very cute rag bag!!
    Lauren – love Mikko playing with the Diva Cup 😉

  5. Terri  

    Love all the different green ideas! I can’t wait to get my diva cup but I won’t let my 2 year old near it – it will be leaking before the first use!

  6. Amy @ Anktangle

    Yay for going greener! I’ve got to get a rag bag in our kitchen–great ideas!

  7. Momma Jorje

    These are all so awesome! I’m disappointed I didn’t participate, but at least my own WW is a very green theme today as well.

  8. Charise@I Thought I Knew Mama  

    I love seeing families – and towns in Lani’s case – growing greener!

  9. Rebekah  

    I really like the toys – so colorful!

    There’s such a nice variety of ideas from everyone.

  10. Gaby@Tmuffin  

    Thanks for all of the green ideas! I love the cardboard box stove. In my experience, it takes me a few tries to change my lifestyle. For example, I was a paper-towel-aholic about 12 years ago. I slowly started using more dishtowels. Last fall, I challenged myself not to use paper towels, so I ended up only using them to pick up squashed bugs and to clean the cat’s litter box. Well… now we haven’t even bought paper towels in a few months, and it has forced me to find creative ways to pick up squashed bugs (yes, with my fingers! It made me tough) and clean the litter box (newspaper is pretty absorbent, too). It’s amazing what you can do when you really push yourself.

  11. Christine @ African Babies Don't Cry  

    Oops, the linky went a bit crazy on me, please delete my extra link ups. Sorry!

  12. Luanne

    These are all great ideas. The colors are awesome. I love it.