Friday, March 16, 2012

The Wearin' o' the Green


We are celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a green inspired giveaway. All you have to do to enter is share in the comments below a way that you and your family save some green, and make the earth a little more green at the same time. You can get a bonus entry by posting a picture of your child (in a cloth diaper, of course!) enjoying the outdoors on our Facebook page. Let's all celebrate making the earth a little greener!
The winner will be announced on Saturday by noon, and will receive a Thirsties Duo Diaper in meadow in the size of your choice. Size 1 fits babies 6-18 pounds, size 2 fits babies 18-36 pounds.
Features:
• Two-piece diapering system with an absorbent insert & a waterproof sleeve diaper
• An adjustable rise for extended use to suit your growing baby
• Two sizes will fit from birth-to-potty
• Leg gussets provide superior protection against leaks
• Pliable and breathable in 8 fun colors!
• Sleeve design for easy stuffing & easy cleaning
• Microfiber terry & hemp combo insert for optimal absorption-7 layers in all!
If the winner is local to Tallahassee, you can come pick it up at the REUSE Festival at Railroad Square Saturday from 1-6. There will be recycled art vendors, gardening and composting demonstrations, information booths about sustainable living, arts, crafts, and games for kids, and even a farmers market! Also lots of good food and live music. We hope you'll come see us if you can!
Happy St. Patrick's Day from Jen and Claire at Ecological Babies

39 comments:

Haley@Carrots for Michaelmas said...

Backyard chickens! We eat the eggs and then use the droppings as fertilizer for our garden. Saves a little money since we haven't bought eggs in ages, not sure how much it's doing to save the environment...but the eggs are DELICIOUS.

Abbey said...

We have a compost pile in our backyard and when it comes planing time every year we put the compost in our garden. It saves me money on buying soil for my gardens and it's great for my plants. Sometimes we even get surprise plants growing in there like squash or watermelon. It's great :)

Evil-Termite said...

I like to hang dry our laundry to save power and money, but when I can't I use dryer balls made from wool from sweaters I got at the thrift store for a couple dollars. The dryer balls cut down on drying time thereby reducing out power usage and bill and keep us from having to buy and use dryer sheets.

Ashley E. said...

We just do little things, like recycle and reuse. Also cloth diaper and use some natural cleaning products!

Anna said...

We also line dry as much as we can. It saves us some money on our gas bills and makes the clothes smell good. When we can't line dry we use wool dryer balls that cut down on the drying time and makes it so we don't have to buy dryer sheets.

whitney said...

We compost everything we can, our garden is organic, we have solar panels for our hot water heater, we use cloth diapers, and reusable water bottles are our favorite :-) love living green and we are constantly looking for new ways to be environmentally friendly!

Nicole said...

We are trying to go shampoo free! My husband pretty much has it down, just occasionally using his zum bar. I cant get ahead of greasy hair so I'm going to switch to using baking soda!

hodappn said...

We reuse all kinds of containers from food bought at the store. They are great for crafts and as storage containers.

AJ said...

Full time cloth diapering is certainly a big one that we do, but we also try to limit our waste, use reusable shopping bags, and line dry as much as we can!

Claire S said...

Cloth diapering, still using the same dipes for toddler #2! And with the amazing Indiana weather this year, I've got them out on the line for the 3rd time this March already!

Melissa said...

We cloth diaper! Absolutely love cloth diapering. Saves money, and the landfill! :)

Melissa said...

I just posted a picture on the FB page as well. :)

Thanks for having the giveaway! :)

Eco Baby Mama Drama said...

We cloth diaper, use cloth wipes, use unpaper towels, dryer balls and hang dry lots of laundry!
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Lisa Joy said...

Compost, home gardening, biking instead of driving when possible.

Lisa Joy said...

I left a picture on your Facebook page!

mallory glisson said...

We started this year making monthly changes to be more "green" we already used cloth diapers but are working on going cloth in the whole house. Buying less packaged food so there is no waste of paper. Use home made household cleaners. This is just a start of what we have made changes to the past 3 months!

Lee Anne Johnson said...

Well, lets see...
I make home made laundry detergent, bar soap, and dog shampoo. I've used baking soda and vinegar for shampoo(which I need to get back too). I use the clothesline to dry clothes. I try to use vinegar, baking soda, and peroxide for cleaning. We compost and have a garden. I also try to do all my errands on one day. It makes it long sometimes, but I'm using less gas. We just recently installed a timer for the water heater so we aren't wasting electricity during the night and certain hours of the day. Oh, can't forget cloth diapers!

Michelle Bachman said...

Cloth napkins and diapers are the most fun. Recycle is super easy. I think I'm over complicating composting. Backyard chickens have been great too. We have 4 birds laying one a day. Plentry to eat and bake with.

Cheryll Andrews said...

We cloth diaper and we use unpaper towels I made from old towels and baby blankets that otherwise would have been thrown out. That kept a bunch of stuff from being thrown away, saves us money since we aren't buying paper towels anymore and prevents all the paper towels we would use from being thrown away and hopefully saves some trees too:)

Erica W. said...

we obviously save tons of money and avoid waste by using cloth diapers/wipes. i also breastfeed and reuse as much as possible - non-paper towels/napkins, reusable grocery bags, etc. we carpool whenever possible and i get my eggs from my mom who has her own chickens. and i get all the happy feelings of saving money at no cost BECAUSE i do all of these things ;)

Erica W. said...

and i left a picture on the FB wall.

Anna said...

left a picture on facebook wall

Eva said...

We do lots of little things. We make our own baby food in larger quantities, we cloth diaper, we dry line, we plant our own veggies/herbs from previous year's seeds and compost. :)

FINlos said...

We always try to use our central heating as little as possible over the winter. This year, I think we might have used it one time!

Kels said...

We are trying to do more "green" things but currently we cd, use dryer balls, make our own detergent/soap/cleaning supplies, carpool & bike when we can, line dry some, compost, and use dual flush on our toilets. Sounds like a lot more than it is! :)

Jenn H. said...

We cloth diaper both our girls. Line dry as much as we can, and try to recycle, reduce, reuse. We also grow our own produce and herbs and are starting composting this week!

Courtney said...

We use cloth napkins as well as cloth diapers

boyzrule said...

We cloth diaper, use cloth wipes, reusable bags, reusable water bottles, cloth napkins, mama cloth and more. We recycle a lot and just try to do our best to be good to the planet.

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Kari said...

We cloth diaper, recycle everything we can, compost, and have started using cloth wipes as tissues (separate from the ones for the bum!)
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Breeana W said...

We are cloth diapering our second baby girl and as soon as she gets a little bigger she'll be wearing her sister's old ones. We also buy natural products as much as possible and I breast feed.

Breeana W. said...

Also posted a picture on Facebook. :)

Porschea D. said...

We reuse & recycle as many things as possible. My boys LOVE putting things into the correct recycle bin. We have cloth diapered for 3 years now! And when we were living in AK we had "Transfer stations" that had areas where you could leave your unwanted but good items and people could take whatever they needed for free. We did this a LOT! We used dryer lint to start fires in our wood stove. We use dryer balls in the dryer and line dry when we can. And we try to use natural detergents and play with natural or wood toys when financially possible. And my kids LOVE to garden with their grandpa!

Porschea D. said...

You can't tell. . .but she's wearing a cloth swim diaper!

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Quantmlife said...

There are a lot of things we do as a family to save green and live better for the environment but one of our favorites is walking to the farmer's market on Saturday mornings ~ yay that's tomorrow ;)

Tanashia said...

We use cloth diapers & line dry.

Hey_Kari_Anne said...

Also posted a pic on FB - signing in properly from the computer :)
-Kari

Jules said...

Cloth diapering, composting, reusable water bottles, biking/walking when possible, homemade cleaners, make our own baby food!

Melissa said...

Cloth diapering of course, but we have also recently started making our own laundry soap and deodorant! Love them both!

Amy said...

Among other things, we line dry as much as possible, use vinegar to clean, compost, use rain barrels, and cloth diaper.