None the less, once we switched to cloth diapers and realized that they were not anywhere as inconvenient as we had once thought, we began to reevaluate some of the other things we had once thought were too much work or too expensive to do.
We ordered our recycling bins and began to recycle, one thing led to another and before we knew it we were recycling way more than we were throwing away. In fact, some garbage days we didn't even have enough to put out.
While growing our own veggies is on the list of things to accomplish still, I did get into Butterfly gardening which led to an interest in composting, yet another way to make the most of your waste and reduce the amount that you throw away.
I've always enjoyed repurposing old or used items, thrift store shopping and yard saling, so those things we already did. Unless something is completely wrecked or broken do I throw it away, for the most part I think everything could be used by someone for something, and so I tend to hold on to things until I find the right person to give them away to.
An electric or hybrid car and solar panels still seem pretty unreachable but are definitely something we'd consider in the future.
Next on the list is switching to unpaper towels and family cloth, at least part time.
So what green things do you and your family do? What's on your list of ways to go greener? Did cloth diapering lead to your interest in more eco friendly practices? We'd love to read your comments.