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Any good and/or easy ideas for living green, especially with kids?
- 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)
- Anytime I am running the water waiting for it to get hot, I save it to water my plants! (2015)
- Switch to reusable rags/kitchen cloths/microfiber cloths instead of paper towel. (2015)
- Recycle!!!! So much is recyclable if you put a little effort in. (2015)
- Diapers are biodegradable and flush able diapers. (2015)
- Use a cloth diaper service. (2014)
- Go to thrift stores. (2014)
- Plant a garden with your kids. (2014)
- 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)
- Use reusable packages and containers for lunches and snacks. (2014)
- Use recyclables and found objects for art projects. For example, you can make fabulous bracelets from cardboard paper towel rolls and magazines. (2014)
- 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)
- Hand down your clothes and toys when you are finished with them. We love WeeCycle. (2014)
- Watch films with your kids that educate them about environmental issues. A great one is Plastic Oceans. (2014)
- Read books with your kids that address environmental issues. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss is fun and has a great message. (2014)
- Instead of regular candles, use flameless. (2014)
- Help eliminate waste by using TerraCycle. (2014)
- Compost! (2014)
Whatcha think? What are we missing?
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