There’s always that one mom in the playgroup that just makes the rest of us feel like we’re not green enough – you know who I’m talking about. Her kids only wear clothes manufactured from sustainably harvested, fair-trade hemp. Her mini-van runs on used vegetable oil. When it’s her turn to provide the weekly snack, she brings veggies picked fresh from the garden growing underneath her solar panels. Most annoying of all, even though she only showers once a week to conserve water, she always looks completely put together and amazing, probably from all of those exercise classes.
So, even though you sort of hate this woman, you still kinda want to emulate her green creds. It’s not as if you want to give up your daily shower and build a wind farm in your backyard, but it would still be nice to go more organic. After all, organic is healthier and better for the environment: Studies show that an organic diet can shield children from exposure to pesticides and hormones; provide more nutrients; and contain more cancer-fighting antioxidants.
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Buying organic baby food for your child can be tough. It seems like it should be an easy task, but marketers like to confuse moms with terms like “green” and “natural.” The packaging can also be a concern, because some baby food containers have BPA, which is poisonous. Consider all of these different points when buying baby food to ensure you are really getting high-quality, organic baby food.
What is Natural?
A lot of food producers like to use words like “natural” and “green,” but what does this mean for baby food? In the best case scenario, natural means that no or few pesticides were used on the produce that make up the baby food. However, this isn’t always the case. There is no legal definition for natural and green baby food, so this can just be used to lure in people that don’t know the different.
Overall, don’t get baby foods that just say natural.
Varying Levels of Organic Ingredients
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Making your home healthier and greener may sound like a bit of a challenge. The key is to take the first step, and make a habit out of thinking green. If you want to start small, here are some things to try. The following are 8 ways to make your home greener and healthier….
Using different types of lighting in your home can help you to save energy. Certain kinds of light bulbs use about 75% less electricity and are safer to operate because they don’t get as hot as regular bulbs. Using a dimmer switch can also help you to reduce the amount of energy that you are using to light your home. A dimmer allows you to choose how much light you want in the room–the lower you go the less energy you use. When you have a choice, you should always go with appliances that are energy efficient. Whether you are looking for a new refrigerator, or even a new toaster, look for that ENERGY STAR logo. Using less energy doesn’t just help your electricity bill, it means you are polluting less as well.
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