Garbageless Planning

  I am a cheap mom so at the beginning of the school year I thought hmm, this year I want to go without buying juice boxes, without spending a mini fortune on baggies–so I went out a got a thermos, a sandwich’s box( actually got 4 cause well they are a great size for many things), a refillable juice containers..For me this works and works well and think it is good for the environment too!

It seems everyone is getting on the going green band wagon, and with yesterday being Global Action Day there were lots of great ideas on many blogs. For me I have been doing simple and cheap things to reduce,  and recycle and even renew…we even had a garden this year.

Now even Roo’s school is going GREEN and this weekend we are hosting a Fall Festival that hopefully will be garbageless. We are having a skate swap, a book exchange, raffles, bake sale and games for the kids…

There will be water-bottles for sale, travel cups are encouraged, bake sales items are in paper bags with peek thru windows, even the donations will be in reusable baskets. There are no candy prizes instead we encouraged the recycling of small toys for prizing. We are trying hard, even some of the items being won in the raffle encourage reusing like the $70 in Gift certificates for the local good thrift store( Value Village), or the good reusable water bottles. Even our meetings are now mostly paperless.

There sure are plenty of ways to help the environment and still be cheap and for this mom that is a very good thing.

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