April 2011 Change
Hey there! My April change is to get my family cloth system back up and running! I blogged about it here: http://livecompletely.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-small-change-for-april.htmlBest of luck with your changes everyone!
It's National Poetry Month, and so much April change is to really give myself to the pursuit of writing poetry. How does this change help the environment? I believe that, generally, when we are pursuing our true needs and desires, we feel much less desire to consume things that we don't really need. That's the idea, anyway. I don't know if I'll be consuming less this month, myself, but I plan to write about the idea a couple more times: my goal is to get the idea out there!My post: http://www.thevariegatedlife.com/time-for-some-foolishness/.
getting rid of the chemical laundry detergent and trying out soap nuts! I'm particularly excited for this change because I've had so many skin issues and sensitivities all my life. I was jumping for joy when you posted about them on Hip Mountain Mamma. So my change for April is to rid my home of laundry detergent and dryer sheets and replace them with soap nuts, dryer balls and some wonderful lavender! Thank you!
Our April change will be starting our urban homestead. We started it in little steps last month, but hopefully April will bring some great big changes in the yard and seedlings being transplanted into the ground. I've blogged about our steps towards urban homesteading since we started with this idea at http://peasandcarrotsjenny.blogspot.comFind the category "Our Urban Homestead" in my right sidebar.
We're trying to educate ourselves on container gardening so we can have a few "home grown" veggies and fruits from the patio of our apartment. Never having gardened in the past (except for one disastrous attempt 30 years ago) the prospect is a little daunting at this point.
My change this month is to bring my own containers for leftovers whenever I eat out. I'm trying to eat out less, too, so hopefully I'll be able to eliminate a lot of waste!Elaine, I'm trying to grow some veggies in containers for the first time this year too. It IS daunting!
I haven't had time to blog about it yet, but my change for this month is going to be to get me and the kids outside every single day - all weather. We've been stuck in the house so much, and lost touch with nature over the winter. I want to get the kids out there, feeling connected. I'm convinced that kids growing up connected to Nature will help keep us all dedicated to good stewardship for our precious earth.
I am attempting to make tasty broth and beans from scratch. I figure if I can make tasty beans and broth I won't have to buy the canned and boxed versions which should mean less in the recycle bin.http://kathrynsbrain.blogspot.com/2011/03/one-small-change-clothes-mending-and.html
We're changing all our household cleaners to earth friendly products. Mostly, we just make our own, but some we haven't found a recipe for that we like.I really like the idea of changing one thing each month in the pursuit of an ideal. It means we're not biting off more than we can choose. Thank you so much for the idea!
We are making our own earth friendly cleaning products, planting trees, attending an Earth Day celebration, "green" spring cleaning, and making our own toxic-free Easter egg dye.WOWzers! That is a lot!-Alysonhttp://peacefulmamma.blogspot.com/2011/04/one-small-change-april.html