“Going green” is a hot trend right now. Some people may try to resist the trend because they don’t want to be labeled as “trendy.” As much as I understand that desire, I for one am completely on board with the green movement. This is one trend that can help each of us live healthier and leave a better world for the generations that follow us.
Improving our world is something we can all take part in and something we can teach our children. There are simple things we can all do with our children to participate in this movement. These things will help us protect our children and teach them to grow up responsibly.
One growing trend is cloth diapers instead of disposables. Disposable diapers are extremely bad for the environment, sitting in landfills for an extremely long time. Eco-conscious parents are reaching for cloth diapers (this is also a growing celebrity trend). If this is something that appeals to you, cloth diapers are becoming more readily available and you can easily find a company that sells them if you search online.
One simple, yet often overlooked option is literally making your house greener. By bringing in trees and plants into your house and yard, you’re improving the air quality around your home. This also provides the unique opportunity to teach our children about plants and how to tend a garden. Teaching a child to garden is also an excellent way to get them excited about the foods they’re eating.
Going organic is another way to protect our children. Purchasing organic foods and cleaners can provide a healthier environment, preventing toxic chemicals from harming our children’s growth and development. With all that we know these days about the products that contain preservatives and hormones, buying organic is a simple way to feel good about what we’re bringing into our homes.
Going green is the most responsible trend today, one that should make us all feel good about being “trendy.” This kind of trendy helps us to be healthier, teaches us to be responsible and teaches our children how to live better.