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Nine Tips for the Green Parent in 2009

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Editor’s note: The following post was originally published on Green and Clean Mom. “Green & Clean Mom can inspire you to try a little harder, be a catalyst for change and to offer you some new tips and news on how to be the green, sexy and sassy mom…I know you are!”

New Years Resolutions usually revolve around saving money or losing weight, not going green or doing good things for the environment. Most resolutions aren’t kept for more than a month or two with the resolution falling to the way side verses being maintained and achieved. This is usually do to the goals being set to high and not being obtainable.

This New Year, feel good about yourself, maybe lose some weight, save some money but best of all be some sparkling shade of green this New Year with these 9 easy and very manageable and obtainable tips:

1.  Make a list. Write down exactly what your family can do to help the environment this New Year and pick one of these to start with. When you’ve mastered eating only veggies, limiting your meat intake or buying organic beef…move on to the next item but the list is what applies to YOU and YOUR family.

2.  Reduce and Reuse. Recycling is easy and with Earth911.com it’s even easier to know where and how to recycle items. Now move on to reusing and reducing. Find new ways to use an item before putting it in the trash or recycling it. Try reducing the amount of items you buy and perhaps the junk food that fills your grocery cart and this will help the environment, your waist line and pocket book.

3.  Advocate. If handmade natural toys ruffle your feathers and gets you excited request that local stores carry the items and support the companies carrying the natural toys.  Want to see more of an organic selection at your grocery store, tell the manger and tell him or her every week. Advocate for the changes and products you want to see. Get to know your legislators and voice your opinion, they don’t know unless you tell them. Great sources, Moms Rising for advocating and Natural Pod for handmade wooden toys.

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