Last year I made some bloggy resolutions for earth day, let's see how I fared, okay? My Resolutions from 2008 are in italics.
Here are last year's resolutions:
Buy reusable cloth bags for grocery shopping.
Okay, I am totally doing this.... except that I leave them at home all of the time- plus I just read from Lora at Jakezilla that the bags I'm using are horrible for the environment as well. Well, I've already bought them, so too late on that one. I am reusing all my leftover plastic bags as trash bags though, and I love the cloth bags even though they are not exactly environmentally friendly. (They store so much- who needs real luggage?)
Recycle all of my batteries properly.
I'll admit I have fallen apart on this- I did it once. It's just such a pain to get out to the recying place for this- but I will try and start this back up.
Always remember to turn off my work and home computer when not in use.
Heck yeah! One I have completed successfully and also got Mr. Bee to complete successfully.
Take less baths (it IS my passion, so I will limit myself to 2 a week).
Okay I have fallen apart with this one- it was a cold wet winter.... I needed those baths.
Recycle Cardboard (this is a difficult one for me, but I think I can do it).
This I have been pretty successful at. It helps that there is cardboard recycling at work.
Make more baby food and buy less canned baby food.
Hahahahaha.... what in the hell was I thinking? I never had time for this! Plus Jacob is done with baby food, so this is a moot point.
Switch to cloth Diapers for at home.
This I have been very good at keeping up with, considering that it is a lot of work. I still love my bum genius diapers... they have held up very well.
Support local farmer's markets by buying produce there (I think this is a good thing for the earth and our economy).
This is another one that I just never got around to doing. Maybe I should go with my co-worker K some time.
Plant a tree.
Hmph... this was on here? No. Didn't do it. I just forgot.
Use hand towels instead of paper towels.
We are rocking this one!
Here are my new resolutions for 2009:
Buy more organic and locally grown produce- whether or not it is from the farmer's market- there is local in my grocery store, I just have to look for it!
Grow our own garden. The Bee Family is really excited about this one.
Use green cleaning products. I am close on this one, I just need a final push.
Make good on my failed promises from last year.
and most importantly,
Pass on these important messages to my children. Drew is already all excited about recycling, he loves to take labels off of cans and put them in our recycling bin. Now I just have to teach Jacob. I know he is young, but it's good to start early on.
Now I challenge everyone else to blog some resolutions and check back on yourself in 2010, and make new green resolutions.