August 27, 2009

Turn Off Your Car

If you live close enough to your child's school to walk there, that is always the best choice. Fresh air and exercise are always great for you.

Sometimes you don't have that option, and have to drive them to school. If you drive your child to school and have to wait for them to be allowed into school, turn your car off as soon as you park.


1. You won't pollute the air with toxic fumes.

2. The people behind you with children in their car or with respiratory issues will not be forced to breathe in your fumes - neither will your child when they approach the cars, they are right at the level where the fumes exit your car!

3. You won't waste your gas.

August 10, 2009

Natural Toilet Cleaner

Clean your toilets by pouring a little baking soda and vinegar into the bowl, let it fizz, then scrub clean. No nasty chemicals.

August 5, 2009

Back to School

I never like August much anymore because it is the month that I have to start planning for the school to take my son away from me again.

At home, I teach my son the importance of living healthy - both physically and environmentally. When I send him to school, sometimes he doesn't have much control over things. In his school, they don't have recycling bins in the lunch room for juice boxes, recyclable containers, plastic utensils, etc. (I'm going to work on that this year).

Here are a few suggestions -

~ Pack your child's lunch (since when is a large pretzel dipped in processed cheese a good lunch, anyway?). Use reusable containers, utensils, and drinking containers. Wash them at home. Oh, and no plastic bags.

~ Use a lunch box, not paper bags.

~ But non-toxic and recycled school supplies whenever possible.

~ Don't buy your child (or yourself) processed meals with a ton of packaging.

Small changes will make a huge difference.