Ok, that all sounds cool... But another said "we have stopped using anything containing PVC and got rid of all the plastic-containing toys we had for our firstborn. We also began making a lot more things ourselves, toys and clothes and similar. And we started keeping chickens and got rid of the car."
Now this TreeHugger is all for being a green parent, vastly improving the energy efficiency of our home, adding solar, using organic food products and making smarter choices in general by buying less crap to name a few angles; but keeping chickens and getting rid of the car? I say there's a better chance of hell freezing over
First, I live in the suburbs so a car is a necessity thanks to terrible planning way back when. Second, I simply don't have the time to raise kids AND chickens while living life in 2008. And I don't doubt that you're in the same boat.
Which brings me to a point that Bill Nye made when I spoke to him yesterday for an interview posting tomorrow; "The fact is that we have to find ways to do more with less". Meaning that we, as a society, have to find smarter ways to do the things we already do rather than asking people to give up what they already do, and I wholeheartedly agree.
via:: Arabella Miller