Hey, we kind of like the environment. You know, since it lets us breathe and eat and all that kind of stuff. But at the same time, we’re moms, and we know that while we want the earth to be around for a very long time, we still need things to be reasonably simple and convenient.
Well fear not, dear readers. You won’t find washable panty liners or directions for creating a Mt. Rushmore-shaped compost pile here. Instead, we suggest that you turn off the lights a little earlier, let the water run a little less, and get yourself a couple of the My Own Bags.
Made by a small company in San Francisco, My Own Bags are durable, heavy-duty, and rather stylish.They fold up to the size of a wallet, and can carry up to 25 pounds and two shoe boxes in volume – perfect! The luscious fabrics and cool, ergonomic design make it far more tempting than the canvas tote you got free from the library.
If you don’t think that it matters if you take home yet another plastic bag (or paper bag, for that matter), think again. And while you may not be able to wear hemp every day or live off your own organic garden, there’s no reason you can’t use a few less bags while looking fashionable to boot.
Just as importantly, you’ll be setting a good example for your kids, and they’re the ones who have to keep living on this planet for a long time to come.
Happy Earth Day! – The Cool Mom Picks team