Friday, April 19, 2013

Five For Friday - Earth Day Edition

Monday is Earth Day! 
I'm big into recycling and reducing the amount of garbage my family produces. 
Finding eco-friendly products are important to me.
So I decided to have an Earth Day focus for my Five for Friday. 
1.  Use cloth napkins instead of paper ones. 
I have about 25 black cloth napkins that we keep them in a basket on our dinner table. 
Each night, I put the dirty ones in a small container in our laundry room. 
When I wash our towels or sheets, I just throw the napkins in with them. 
It's so easy and I don't have to waste money on paper napkins.
2.  Use cloth diapers instead of disposable.
Have you checked out the modern cloth diapers? 
Yes, you will need to sometimes spray off the waste and wash them,
but they are super cute and just as easy to use as disposables.
I've used cloth for both my girls and even had cloth pull-ups and swimming bottoms.
If you know someone who is interested in cloth diapers, send them my way.
I would love to help them set up a cloth diaper system that works well.
Check out how cute they look on a little bottom.


3. Recycle.
This seems obvious, but so many people are still not doing it.
I can't stand it when I walk into our teacher's lounge and see
all the frozen meal cardboard packagaing in the garbage can. 
There is a recycling bin right next to the garbage! 
Sorry, I just don't get it.
4.  Carefully choose the products you use.
When it comes to bath and shower products,
I would highly recommend LUSH.
Have you ever tried any of their products?
Oh my gosh!  They are the best!
They smell wonderful and the company makes everything by hand.
The products can be pricey, but last a while and are very effective.
This is my very favorite product.
My mom bought me the smallest size for Christmas
 and I still have about half a container.
I use just a little bit, every other day and it works great.
5.  Let's teach our kids how to help the planet.
I found a sandwich in our classroom recycling bin this week.
My four-year old knows where the paper recycling goes and where to find our cloth napkins. 
Click below to check out my Earth Day pack.
What are some changes you have made to help out the planet?
Is there a change you have wanted to make, but haven't taken the leap yet?


  1. We use cloth napkins at breakfast and dinner in our house too! I guess a lot of people don't. I LOVE LUSH products too! They are amazing and just plain yummy!!! I might just have to check out Ocean Salt! Happy to be your newest follower!
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  2. Cloth diapers are adorable! Kiddies look so cute in them and the are great for the environment! When I have a baby that is definitely my plan!

    Teaching Maths with Meaning

  3. OOO I LOVE LUSH products! I love going into the store because you always get a free facial!!

    :) Carmen

  4. Those cloth diapers are super cute! I'm not needing any of them any time soon, but they are certainly adorable! :) I'm really trying to make a conscious effort to be a better recycler...I have two recycling bins in my classroom, and we are currently using both of them for paper. I am planning on announcing that one of the bins will be for plastic bottles tomorrow at our Morning Meeting! Have a great Earth Day! :)