Growing up, I was a hardcore carnivore. I didn’t know what a balanced diet really was until I went to a private high school and saw all my friends eating salads and vegetables. For the record, I hated salads. I wasn’t a rabbit and had no intention of eating a bowl of lettuce. No thanks, please pass the steak.
Recently, as I’ve started to commit myself more and more to living green and eating organically, I’ve started to also educate myself by reading books, watching movies, and browsing the Internet. The task of living an eco-friendly lifestyle seems…daunting. The minute I start to pat myself on the back for buying organic peanut butter, I start to find out about other items I need to get rid of–like my toxic cleaning supplies, my dog’s flea control…even my OPI nail polish!
At times it can be overwhelming and I ask myself if I am even making a difference. Who knows, right? But I would rather attempt to be green–however small that may be– and feel like I am contributing to a better future, than to be ignorant and continue to lead a large carbon footprint life.
Eric and I compiled our Eco-friendly Goal list and will continue to add to it as we learn more and more about how to be green. Some goals may take longer than others, but I learned it’s not a race, it’s a journey.
If you have any tips or resources, please list them in the comments below! We’re always looking for other eco-friendly, budget-friendly, or newlywed-friendly blogs to read!
Interesting tidbits I learned from the book “Living Green Made Easy”:
- With the energy needed to produce a single hamburger, you could drive a small care 20 miles AND save about 1,500 gallons of water.
- More than 80% of all lip balms and bath products for babies are contaminated with impurities linked to cancer and other health problems.