Happy Earth Day everyone! On this day that is about environmental protection and sustainability, I've been thinking about changes I need/want to make in my life and routine. Here are some of my Earth Day resolutions:
Ditch plastic water bottles- In a post a few weeks ago where I gave you a glimpse into my diaper bag, and revealed my bad habit of buying plastic water bottles and drinking them daily. I use stainless steel water bottles for my kids, and I'm going to do my best to convert! A big thank you to Klean Kanteen for helping me make the switch!
Grow more food in my garden- We started a couple raised beds last year with a small variety of fruits and veggies and I'm looking forward to growing more. Not only is it a good way to reduce your carbon footprint (and your spending), its also a great way to get the kids involved. My son loved helping with "his" garden last year.
Waste less- I admit it, I have a problem with food waste. Not something I'm proud of and something I've been working on... I don't love left overs, and I tend to make way to much of everything. I'm working on making less, freezing portions, more creative ways to serve leftovers. Beyond that, I also want to look into and start composting on some level.
Stop buying plastics baggies- I'm already close on this one.. I have great containers like yumbox and lots of reusable snack bags that eliminate the need for plastic, but I still find myself buying plastic baggies and reaching for them when I'm in a rush.
Keep plenty of reusable grocery bags in the car- I' aware this is this easiest one on here... and I have really good intentions on this one, but often find myself at the store with only a few or no bags. In the process of unpacking groceries, the bags don't always find it back to my car where they belong.. I need to work on new system.
Yes, I realize these aren't huge changes, but every little bit helps right. I know there are more, and this list should (and will) grow but these are steps that I want to take and know I can make happen now. Small steps to help with sustainability and set a good example for my kids. Do you have any Earth Day resolutions?
Thanks as always for stopping by and reading!
I'm Rebecca, a Maine mom of three energetic young boys and wife of a lobsterman, living in my favorite place, the coast of Maine. You'll find me here talking about my parenting journey, mom style, recipes, running and exercise, travel, stories from our life in Maine and so much more! Most days I'm just figuring it out as I go - Thanks so much for stopping by!