Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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Green Light- Eileah

An eco-mama who decided to go green for her children and future grandchildren. Awww!!!




How long have you been eco-friendly? I've been moving in that direction for the last few years. For me, it's been a "one-step-at-a-time" process.

Why did you choose to be eco-friendly? Having children made me decide to be more eco-friendly. I want my kids, and future grandchildren (if I am so blessed) to have a HEALTHY foundation for themselves, and for the way they treat the planet.

What do you like about it? I like being able to use/do things and know that I'm not damaging my own body, my children's bodies or the Earth. I'm not, nor will I ever be an "all-natural-all-the-time" kind of girl, but I do take pride in conserving where I can, and choosing items that will cause less damage (i.e. biodegradable diapers and garbage bags, reusable grocery bags, earth-friendly cleansers).

Did you face any challenges? If so, what was/is the biggest obstacle(s)? Haha! I think my biggest challenge is winning my husband over. He's all about convenience and what's easy. He hated the biodegradable bags I was getting, because they didn't have a draw string. So, for the most part, I just make him suffer. I figure it's a small sacrifice for him to have to bunch the bag together and tie a knot, so that our kids can live on a planet that's not actively dying.

Any tips/advice for someone looking to be more eco-friendly? These days there are so many options that make it easy to be eco-friendly, so it's really all about doing a little research. Sometimes it does cost a little more money, but what's 25 cents when you're doing a whole world of good?

Going green can be complex. Which discourages alot of people. There's really no "right" way it's basically trying to do something than nothing at all. I sometimes feel like a green hypocrite. Do you feel that way sometimes? Sometimes, yes. It's all about doing what's right for you. If eating organic doesn't work for you, don't do it. Not everybody decides to take it that far. BUT, something as easy as reusing your plastic grocery bags can make a difference.

You know I gotta ask, How long have you been natural and how do you keep it so FLY? I'm new to the natural community. I chopped all the relaxed hair off a little over a month ago after transitioning for only a few months. I am loving the new me, and am excited to see where I am in 6 months, a year, and so on.

Is there anything you like to add? Lifestyle changes are best done little by little, whether it's dieting, or going eco-friendly. Just come up with a plan and stick to it. As time progresses, you'll be pleasantly surprised how far you've come.


Stay tuned tomorrow as I will be modeling some of her yummy hair candy!!!

2 comments:

  1. This is a fabulous idea, I love your interviews.

    I consider myself eco-friendly, and am learning to care for my daughter's 4a hair, so I know I am going to enjoy following your blog!

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  2. Thank you. I want to learn and hear from others as well. I'm glad you like it.

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