Here's my first post in it's entirety, complete with typo.
As I have been researching for my new green column in Primal Parenting Magazine, I am coming up with so much green infromation and it can't all go in the column. I'm starting this blog so that I can get more information out there.
It's going to have some tips, some statistics, some rants, some inspiration, some ideas, some insanity, and who knows what else. It will often be about green topics, but it's my blog, so sometimes my posts will be about whatever I feel like.
I’ve continued to learn so much over the past couple of years. To all of you have joined me along the way, made comments, encouraged me, and taught me things, I thank you.
Here are just a few lessons I’ve learned over the past two years while growing a little greener.
- God wants me to take care of the world that he created, and he wants me to encourage others to take care of it, too.
- Trading in our Jeep Grand Cherokee for a Prius was easy. Remembering to power down my computer every night is hard.
- I raised my boys for the first several years of their lives without much regard to how their actions affect the environment. It takes a long time to undo the things I've taught them.
- I spent the first 30-some years of my life without much regard to how my actions affect the environment. It might take me even longer than it will take my boys to undo the things I've been taught.
- Things don't change over night.
- It's better to live greener than to preach greener.
- It is possible for a soccer mom to feed her family without ever getting fast food (I don't count pizza as fast food).
- Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
- I'm a good cook - a really good cook.
- I still don't know if I'm fully convinced that humans are the cause of global warming/climate change, but I'm willing to ere on the side of caution. Cause even if I'm totally wrong, there's still a lot of other damage we do to the earth and to those who live on it that needs to be corrected.
- The very best pasta sauce I have ever tasted was the first one I made from just picked, organic ingredients from my own garden, even if it wasn't really the best pasta sauce I had ever tasted.
- Organic milk tastes so much better than non-organic. It's not just hype.
- It's a kick to watch the trash pile get smaller as the recycling pile get larger. It's even a bigger kick to watch the recycling pile get smaller as the trash pile stays smaller.
- Giving up Diet Coke is not easy.
- Hanging clothing on the line to dry makes me feel at peace.