When I was young, I was all about saving the environment. My mom loves to remind me that I followed around a man that was spraying for weeds - telling him how bad it was for the environment and blah blah blah...I think I was 9 at the time.
As I got older, I started to care less - not that I didn't care, but it just wasn't something I felt the need to worry about - typical teenager I guess.
In the last few years (mostly since having kids) I have started to think about the impact we have - from the chemicals we use in our homes to the output of garbage and recycling.
I started using a combination of cloth diapers and disposables when Kyle was 9mths old; I have switched over to Norwex products for cleaning, and my latest is using the green bin program in our city.
The green bin program was brought in a few years ago. It wasn't mandatory, and my hubby had zero interest in using it. I was kind of indifferent to it, but recently decided to give it a try (it might have just happened to coincide with garbage pick-up being changed to bi-weekly).
Last week was the first time I used the green bin - I cleaned out my fridge/freezer and the bin was full. This week, I used it and it is again full, and I am happy to report that we have slightly less than 1 full bag of garbage.
Do you use green cleaning products? do you use cloth diapers? composting? how are you helping lessen your impact on the environment?