How to be Eco Friendly?
Going Green? As we celebrate the completion of yet another year, and the birth of a new year many of us seem to assess ourselves and our practices to find things that we can improve. Unfortunately, if you are anything like the majority of us we lose site of these improvements a a few weeks, or months into the new year as our busy lives and our busy kids get the best of us. Over the last year, as we prepared for the launch of NaturalEcoBaby.com and this informational blog we received many and I mean many questions from friends, family, colleagues, and consumers asking “How to be Eco Friendly?”
There is no 1 true answer to this question. The closest definition would be from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary stating; “advocacy of the preservation, restoration, or improvement of the natural environment; especially: the movement to control pollution”
There are many terms that link to being Eco Friendly which I’m sure you’ve heard before; Going Green, Eco, Eco-Conscious, Be Green, Green, Environmentalism, etc…. In my opinion the answer to the question, “How to be Eco Friendly?” is a simple one. Leave the earth, your environment cleaner and safer than how you found it, do nothing to harm or destroy it so that my children and yours can enjoy it. If you are a parent the number one priority in your life is your child’s safety, and well being. With sciences current knowledge that we are harming the planet however so slight, there is attention worldwide being focused on going green and manufacturing more eco friendly and green products with special care to create these products less invasively with regards to our environment. Thankfully, many of these new products are using less and less dangerous chemicals and more natural ingredients making them safer for our children.
When I think of How to be Eco Friendly? I think of not only the environment around me but also my children. As we enter the 2012 new year why not start a few simple habits that will not only make your life more eco friendly but also produce a healthier environment for your childrens lives and that of your family. You can start by purchasing Green Products that are safe for the environment and non-toxic for your family. The day our first child was born is the day I switched to using more green, eco friendly products and I have never looked back. An easy habit knowing that I am knocking out 2 birds with 1 stone, and something I can feel good about. Am I an extreme tree hugging ideological environmentalist that protests at every whim? NO. I am someone that cares, and wants to make difference in my childrens life and leave the Earth better than I found it.
I challenge you to take that first step in How to be Eco Friendly or Green for your environment and your family in 2012! One little step will go a long way.
Going Green! What are Green Products?
Another frequent question we receive regularly is; “What are Green Products?” First you have to know that the term “Green Products” for the most part is all about marketing, currently their are a few but no true regulating body that determines what are green Products and what are not. With that said a good majority of the manufacturers that are producing Green Products seem to be doing a fairly decent job of ensuring their products are less invasive to the environment and non-toxic for your household. They do this by using more of mother natures organic, natural products as they were meant to be used. It’s funny how our environment gives us the tools to be more caring to ourselves and itself, yet so many of us just don’t listen.
Most of these Green Products have verifiable statements of the ingredients they use and clearly label the dangerous ingredients they don’t. Stay away from products that do not give you this information as you are the only one you can trust these days to be your own advocate, and not buy all the marketing hype.
In today’s market there are many stores like NaturalEcoBaby.com that are dedicated to offering Green, Recycled, Non-Toxic, and Eco Friendly products to benefit your environment and that of your children. Why not take that step, and start that new habit today of changing to a couple products known to be Eco Friendly and Green.
Will you be Going Green in 2012?!
The Team at Natural Eco Baby wishes all of you a Safe, Prosperous, and Healthy NEW YEAR!
We look forward to being your source of information and sustainable products for your family and your environment!