Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Commitment to living green

I am really striving to live a greener/more healthy life. I have changed many things in our house but there are still lots of things I would like to change.

I have done
- Switched from cleaning products to bi-carb and vinegar
- Stopped using cleanser and now use a microfiber cloth and organic coconut oil for moisturiser as needed only, not every day.
- I did a detox and have eliminated a lot of things from our diet (this is a work in progress)
- I have been educating myself about vitamins, how they work and interlink in our bodies etc... especially in accordance with my health issues.
- I try to buy pretty much only organic meat and am moving over to organic veg. When I don’t buy the organic produce, I soak it in apple cider vinegar and water and clean it before using it.
- I recycle as much as I can.
- I use water many times e.g. bath water is used to soak clothes then used in the washing machine then put on the garden.

Some of the things I plan on doing are
- Get a compost bin
- Switch to mineral talc free make-up
- Switch to aluminium free deodorant
- Grow fruit and veg

Where I am it is hard to do many of the things I would love to do to be greener, but I am doing what I can. Heck, I live in a 1 bedroom unit with 2 kids, that leaves a small footprint right?

I know there’s much more I could do, but sometimes I am just lazy. In fact I have gotten really lazy lately and it’s bad. So I am committing from today to live a greener life.

And to confirm that commitment I have joined this green blog hop

13 comments:

  1. You're doing far more than me, that's for sure. I try, I really do. We recycle, use green products for cleaning, recycled toilet paper (but not the really green stuff, just that luxury quilton green stuff... I try!) Energy efficient appliances, etc. But I use the dryer a lot in winter and that bothers me. But how else to keep on top of the laundry when it never dries outside!!??

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  2. Great job! I wish you the best of luck in your journey to become more green! I'm a new follower.

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  3. Welcome MNLAS.

    Maxabella, the dryer has been my down fall this winter. The clothes are just not drying, outside or in, I hate using it, but the choice between wearing dirty or clean clothes means I am obviously going to use the dryer too! lol.

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  4. Thanks for following the green blog hop!

    Melanie
    goinggreenwithnoah.com

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  5. Coming over from the green blog hop. I love our composter and I am so gitty over our garden this year. You are going to love both!

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  6. I'm with you.. Slow small changes make big changes in the future.. I'm slowly changing over to the green life.. So glad to have met you on here!

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  7. We're already following each other, but I wanted to tell you it's great to see all the changes you made to go green. What a difference it will make in your life.

    Have a Blessed Day!
    Lisa xoxo
    Raising Future Leaders
    http://raisingfutureleaders.blogspot.com

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  8. I love how you use your water many times. That is so very smart! I'm your newest follower!

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  9. Thanks for joining the Green Blog Hop!

    Jacqie @ talesofthewife.blogspot.com

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  10. Hi there! I found your blog on The Green Blog Hop! You're doing very well so far! Great to meet you!

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  11. Hey! It's wonderful to see the steps you are taking for a more green & healthy life! I look forward to seeing how your journey goes! Always feel free to pop over & say hello! Maybe we can share some eco tips, tricks & recipes! Glad to have found you through The Green Blog Hop & am now a new follower to your blog! Have an awesome night!

    Tanya
    Little Village Naturals Blog

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  12. You're my green hero! You're doing a lot to be green. I'm here via the Green Blog Hop! My blog is at: www.lifethegreenway.org

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  13. Thanks for joining Green Blog Hop! I'm already a follower! :)

    -Jessica
    And Then There Were 4...
    http://giveawaysandlife.blogspot.com/

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