Nest Moms Know: How to Live Green

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These are questions we ask every year and update with new content. We organize all the responses on our directory page here.


Our question:

Any good and/or easy ideas for living green, especially with kids?

Your answers:

  1. Walk! Everywhere! Many times walking (or biking) is easier than loading kids in the car and finding parking. A stroller with a large basket is particularly helpful, as is a Burley trailer for a bike. (2015)
  2. Anytime I am running the water waiting for it to get hot, I save it to water my plants! (2015)
  3. Switch to reusable rags/kitchen cloths/microfiber cloths instead of paper towel. (2015)
  4. Recycle!!!! So much is recyclable if you put a little effort in. (2015)
  5. Diapers are biodegradable and flush able diapers. (2015)
  6. Use a cloth diaper service. (2014)
  7. Go to thrift stores. (2014)
  8. Plant a garden with your kids. (2014)
  9. Use vinegar and baking soda to clean pretty much everything.  Vinegar is amazing for your glassware when it starts to look a little foggy. (2014)
  10. Use reusable packages and containers for lunches and snacks. (2014)
  11. Use recyclables and found objects for art projects.  For example, you can make fabulous bracelets from cardboard paper towel rolls and magazines. (2014)
  12. Don’t waste water.  If you have a glass that you are finished with, instead of pouring it down the drain, use it to water plants or your garden. (2014)
  13. Hand down your clothes and toys when you are finished with them.  We love WeeCycle. (2014)
  14. Watch films with your kids that educate them about environmental issues.  A great one is Plastic Oceans. (2014)
  15. Read books with your kids that address environmental issues.  The Lorax by Dr. Seuss is fun and has a great message. (2014)
  16. Instead of regular candles, use flameless. (2014)
  17. Help eliminate waste by using TerraCycle. (2014)
  18. Compost! (2014)

Whatcha think? What are we missing?

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