Wordless Wednesday: Ecologically Responsible

Written by NPN_Admin on July 27th, 2011

Edited by Momma Jorje

Ecological Responsibility, Wordless Wednesday

This week we asked: What does ecological responsibility look like?

(Read more about ecological responsibility on our resource page, and enjoy this week’s articles on the theme.)

From Courtney: “Because we live in the country we can’t avoid driving our car into town, but once there I park the wheels, pop baby into the sling and walk to get my errands done.” 

Courtney blogs at A Life Sustained.

From Charise: “We keep plants and flowers in Baby’s room, and he waves to them and pets them every day. We hope that establishing an early love of nature will lead to a lifetime of caring about our planet.”

Charise blogs at I Thought I Knew Mama.

Jorje’s family practices ecologically responsibility by wearing as few clothes as possible at all times. They do a lot less laundry this way!

Jorje blogs at Momma Jorje.

From Melissa: “Ecological sustainability for our family has meant consuming mindfully, and as little as possible. Full term breastfeeding has been a big part of this, since it allows our daughter to get much of her food “from the tap,” eliminating the need for plastic bottles or sippy cups, and saving plenty of water and soap since nothing needs to be washed after she nurses! No packaging required either!”

Melissa blogs at The New Mommy Files.

Mikko’s learning about the Earth by helping Mama in the garden.

Lauren blogs at Hobo Mama.

Kieran learns to love the Earth by making spontaneous connections with nature. Here, Kieran and mama enjoy a visit from a manatee while they swam at Clearwater Beach. Later, they took time to learn about manatees.

Dionna blogs at Code Name: Mama

Enjoying local food from the farmer’s market

Isil blogs at Smiling like Sunshine.

From Adrienne: “We practice ecological responsibility by using cloth diapers. We also use elimination communication, which cuts down on how many diapers we use!”

Adrienne blogs at Mommying My Way.

From Emily: “We transplanted rose bushes, filled the holes with compost (from our daily kitchen scraps), and wound up with 4 accidental pumpkin patches!”

Emily blogs at Embrita Blogging.

From Sarah: “Our first step to ecological responsibility was cloth diapering. Here’s Abigail and her daddy – who can resist the big ol’ booty?!”

Sarah blogs at Parenting God’s Children.

From Arpita: “We try to never let living in small spaces prevent us from being ecologically responsible! This empty pallet will soon be a lovely, flourishing palate garden!”

Learn how to make your very own on Arpita’s blog at Up, Down & Natural.

From Rebekah: “Practicing Elimination Communication conserves many resources. Here is our son at 9 months old on his “little potty”.”

Rebekah blogs at Liberated Family.

Tell us: What does ecological responsibility look like in your family?

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8 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Ecologically Responsible

  1. Darcel @ The Mahogany Way  

    What a great mix of photos! I was trying to pick a favorite, but I don’t think I can.

  2. Isil  

    Beautiful pictures,thanks for sharing!

  3. Melissa  

    What an awesome collection of photos 🙂 I love the many different ways people practice ecological responsibility!

    Sarah’s photo of the cloth diapered bum is beautiful!

  4. Jenn  

    This is a great collection of photos. I have so much to ask and say to each of the contributors now: the pallet garden, how does that work? I love the idea. And hi-five to Jorje for the “fewest clothes as possible” – we have that philosophy too. The accidental pumpkin patches are wonderful!

    This is my favorite WW compilation on NPN so far! Great job everyone!

  5. Momma Jorje

    What an awesome variety of photos! I love all the different ways everyone is helping their children learn to love and care for the earth!

    And btw – OMG I love manatees! I hope to meet one myself some day! I even married a Floridian! lol

  6. Amy @ Anktangle

    Aww, I love seeing all the kiddos out enjoying nature and being encouraged to be friendly to the environment!

  7. Jessica | Cloth Diapering Mama  

    I said this on FB, but want to repeat here…

    Dionna, OH MY!!!!!!!! What a moment!!!!!!!

    So sad I missed out on this week, GREEN is my passion and teaching my kids to be eco-aware and responsible is one of my favorite things to do. I’m so in on this one next time 😉 GREATTTTTTTTTTT job mamas!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Amy  

    I really enjoyed the diversity in what was captured/featured for this topic. Thank you all for sharing your families, practices, and feelings with us. 🙂