>> Sunday, December 20, 2009
Check out the resolutions of all the Green Moms at Non-Toxic Kids.
We've had a very enjoyable and joyous holiday season as we've completed each of the activities on our advent calendar. But...
I have to admit that as the time grows closer and closer to Christmas, my eco-standards have started to slip a bit. It has been all about saving time: We started driving to and from my son's school instead of walking. I slacked off on line drying our clothes. We swung by fast food restaurants a couple times while running errands. I even broke down and tossed a gingerbread house kit into my grocery cart one day to replace the more time-consuming handpainted wooden nativity we had planned to make.
Although the only gift we bought from a store this year was a Holiday Angel Gift for a child at my son's school, our handmade, tradition-filled holiday has still been very, very busy. Possibly more busy, in fact, than in years past.
So my #1 Resolution for the new year is to Get back into the groove.
And here are the rest of my resolutions for 2010:
Resolution #2: Re-assess my green side with The Conscious Shopper Challenge.
Resolution #3: Push myself a little bit further with monthly Extreme Challenges.
Resolution #4: Reduce my monthly mileage to 500 miles a month.
Resolution #5: Reduce my household garbage production to 2 trash bags a month.
Resolution #6: Plant a garden.
Resolution #7: Learn to knit.
Resolution #8: Improve my photography skills with my new camera.
Books I would like to read next year...
- Big Box Swindle
- Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
- Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping
- Above All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times
- Where Am I Wearing: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make Our Clothes
- Practically Green: Your Guide to EcoFriendly Decision Making
- Javatrekker: Dispatches from the World of Fair Trade Coffee
I'm taking the next two weeks off for a Holiday Blogcation. I'll be back on January 3rd to start the Conscious Shopper Challenge. I hope you'll join me!