A long time ago I found a quote online that said " How we treat the creation shows how we feel about the creator." From that moment on I decided to become more aware of ways to help the environment.
I started with baby steps and bought a few re-usable shopping bags. Now I have a ton of them and I LOVE using them. They hold so much and I always feel good knowing that all the plastic bags I would have used are not going into the landfills.
A few months ago I found the cutest little Barbie re-usable shopping bags for the girls at a resale shop for $1.50 each. I bought each of the girls one.
Today we had to go to Wal-Mart to pick up some more fruit and a few other things and I remembered to bring Macie's bag. The kids know that we don't like to use plastic but I never really explained why to them. So today I sat down and talked briefly with Macie about why plastic isn't good.
She is a major nature lover so she took to it right away. On the way there she exclaimed " Mommy! I am going to tell that lady when we pay that we never use plastic because we want to save birdies." She is the sweetest little green girl. She just loves nature.
I feel so good knowing that I am teaching my kids how to be more aware of our planet. We are slowly making changes to go more green and it feels GREAT!! What are you doing that is green?