Thursday, March 10, 2011

Going Green Etsybloggers Blog Carnival

When I saw the topics for this month's Etsyblogger Blog Carnival I knew this one was perfect for me, Going Green! I offer a few "green" products in my shop and also try to live as green as possible.

I started off learning about being more environmentally responsible when I began cloth diapering my boys in 2007. I joined a cloth diapering online community and there are lots of chat about other "green" things other than cloth diapers. Of course, cloth diapering was a big part of us being "green," but we also started looking at all the plastic and paper we were using.

We got rid of using paper towels almost entirely and now we use unpaper towels. They are the same size as a paper towel and even snap together on a roll like paper towels but they are cloth, washable, and reusable! I also started using reusable grocery bags. I love those things! You can really use them for anything.

When I started my business in 2008, I included some of the green items in my shop. I make wetbags for dirty cloth diapers (no more plastic bags) and reusable sandwich bags. My sandwich bags are affordable and save you so much in the long run. I don't know about you but even packing one child's lunch I was using at least 3 sandwich bags. That doesn't even include all the ones we use for snacks!

So there is a peek inside my little "green" life. Maybe I taught you something new!

Wetbags (used with cloth diapers)