Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day and Birthday

Happy Earth Day! 

Earth Day was one of Mommy's favorite science units to teach.  One year, she even had parents "complaining" that in the weeks following ED their children were insisting that no paper plates or napkins be used in their home.  Apparently, those same children were not insisting on helping with the dishes! 
This year, though, Mommy has been trying to make greener decisions for our own household.  We've traded plastic bags in for reusable ones at the grocery store (which actually makes loading an unloading with a toddler much easier), swapped most of our chemical laden cleaners out for a vinegar/water solution, and started using cloth rags to clean instead of paper towels.  We have also increased our recycling efforts by at least 75%.

Our next step?  Composting. 
Mommy is really interested in giving this a try...but it's going to require a good deal of research before she jumps head first into it!

Earth Day also means it's time to say "Happy Birthday" to "Auntie" Jasmine!
I hope you have a wonderful birthday, "Auntie" J.  I can't wait to see you again in June so we can get an updated picture!


Bri {collected} said...

I have about 15 of those reusable grocery bags and ALWAYS forget them at home! I think I just need to stick them in the car so I can't forget any longer. But I bet they would be easier to use. I'll have to start!!