Friday, April 22, 2011

Everyday is Earth Day!

If you have been under a rock, I will go ahead and fill you in on the news: today, April 22nd, is Earth Day. Earth Day is one day each year when people remember to take care of Mother Earth. My goal is to remind people that everyday is Earth Day and we should all try to lessen our carbon footprint. 

Here are my goals for 2011:

1. Buy and use a Diva Cup. Periods are a horrible time each month and I believe this will make life a bit less messy. Who wants to deal with pads and tampons anyway? They are super gross and then they fill up our landfills. A few friends on Facebook have challenged me to use it, so I'm accepting. I was really hoping to grab one today from Baby Half Off, but they sold out before I could get to it:( Bummer. I will have to find one on sale soon, because I know Aunt Flow is due for a visit. Another bummer. 

2. Start using reusable totes and take them shopping with me instead of using plastic grocery bags. I can't believe I'm so behind on this. I do keep my plastic bags and reuse them or recycle them, but I should really invest in some good totes and travel with them. I have been meaning to do this for so long and now that I've written it down and made it public, I have to.

3. My last goal, (because we all have to take baby steps, right?) is to get the reusable bags for lunches. I have tried to convince my husband multiple times that we need to stop using Ziplocs b/c it creates so much trash, but I have failed. I would love some advice on ways to convince him that they are the way to go. Unfortunately, the fact that they are better for the environment will not work on him. He's a stubborn man and I'm glad I can get him to recycle. I still have to take the lids off of everything and rinse items out, but again, baby steps.

These are my goals for the year until next Earth Day. Hopefully, you will get to see my progress towards these goals before another year passes. What are your goals?


  1. Love this post! I think the Diva Cup is the only thing I have read about that I am not interested in trying. I use the NuvaRing for my method of birth control, and I don't think that the two would mix very well anyways. Mama Cloth is good enough for me!! I am totally with you on the reusable grocery bags - my husband and I bought a bunch two years ago when stores started charging for plastic bags and I have NEVER (can you believe it? NEVER) remembered to bring them with us! That should be one of my next goals. Along with reusable lunch baggies - love that one too! Keep us updated on which brand / WAHM you choose for them! Would love to read some more good reviews on different types!

  2. I will definitely keep you posted on what I try. I wouldn't mind trying mama cloth, but I feel that I would like the cup better. If I don't like the cup, I'm definitely getting some cloth!

    I heard that if you put the bags in your trunk, it helps you to remember to bring them in when you go shopping. Don't waste your $$!!

    Thanks for reading Stephah!