Green Moms are busy moms!! We have groceries to buy, library books to return, packages to drop at the post office. Sometimes, it seems like we have a never ending list of things to do, places to go and people to see. Can you relate?
Now normally, January is a brutally cold month here in the Midwest. It can be difficult to recognize each other because we’re bundled from head to toe! And cars aren’t exactly “fuel efficient” during those long winter months.
This past weekend was much warmer than usual and I was able to get by with just a jacket. So, instead of contributing car exhaust to our neighborhood environment, I decided to get my errands done, enjoy some fresh air, and get some exercise at the same time.
This bike was a gift from my husband last Mother’s Day. Isn’t it cute? The front basket is handy enough for my library books, packages and mail for the post office, and even a few things from the grocery store. During nice weather, this is an especially fun way to visit local garage sales.
And whether I’m running errands on my bicycle or driving in the car, I always carry a set of “green” bags with me. It amazes me to see how many plastic bags leave a grocery store with someone who is shopping for an entire week. Our local stores don’t even ask the question “paper or plastic?” anymore.
This is one of my favorites:
I picked this up at Whole Foods a couple of years ago and it still works well to this day. All kinds of items have been transported in these bags. They are sturdy, easy to carry and green. A backpack works great as well on the bicycle, especially since there are so many different compartments.
Just wanted to share with everyone. Going green is actually fun and inexpensive and something we can all do. Each little step is one in the right direction.
To your health and happiness,