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The concept of "going green" is something most people are familiar with, and while we know how important it is to make our lives more green – both for the environment and our family's health – the actual process itself can seem like a daunting task.
We all have those bad habits – the ones we really wish we could change but can't. For me, it’s forgetting to carry a reusable bag so every time I go to the grocery store, I end up with several plastic bags that I never needed!
But reducing your carbon footprint is not impossible, and many families are taking small steps to green their routines and save money along the way. What about your family? Do you have simple ways that you recycle, reuse or have simply become less wasteful as a family?
In our upcoming episodes for the iVillage original show The Conversation Thread, we're putting the focus on eco-friendly families and the simple things we can all do to green our routines. For example:
How do you encourage kids to not treat everything as disposable/throw everything away?
Is it possible to stop using plastic bags? What are your tips for cutting down? How do you remember to carry that reusable bag? I’m hoping I can get some tips from you!
How can you talk about being green without nagging or offending? Have you ever had to have a "green intervention?"
And, if your family isn’t the greenest gang on the block, what is that one "bad" habit you wish you could change? Don't worry. We won’t pass judgment!
We want to hear from you! Leave a comment on this article and we may give you a shout out in an upcoming episode of The Conversation Thread.