I love to peek into other lives especially those interested in simple living. I'm committed to living as responsibly as I can at this time in my life. I'm always changing and hopefully improving. I would love to share some of the changes if only to record them for myself. So I plan to add some new aspects to this blog and I hope to not bore you. But don't worry there will always be book posts for those who are interested.
It was interesting last week reading all the Earth Day posts. I found it notable that personal publishing (blogging) allows the writer to say "this is what I'm doing" instead of the usual magazine article "25 things you can do." I thought about writing a post of all the things I am doing but then I figured there might already be too much out there for anyone to appreciate my list. The one thing I really wanted to say last week was:
The best day for the Earth is Buy Nothing Day. Weather it is the day after Thanksgiving or tomorrow, reducing consumption is one of the best things we can do for ourselves and the Earth.
Here is one small success in my quest for responsible living.
I only have to put out my 20 gallon trash container once a month and my large blue recycling container once every six weeks. We've reduced our consumption by buying less, reusing many things, and composting our food waste. I figure once Silas is fully potty trained we will only have to put out the trash can every two months. Yes, we use disposable diapers but only one or two a day. I use a combination of disposables, gDiapers and cloth. I'm really looking forward to being finished with that contribution to the landfill. I debated the disposable diaper issue and with input from this article (see last paragraph) decided that since we purchase most of the baby products and their toys used, we are already making a significant reduction in what could have been added to the landfill had we purchased everything new.
I'm excited to add this to my blog. I hope you will join me in sharing your successes in responsible living.