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post #141 of 510

Hanging laundry outside to dry would be something I am inspired to do. I did it overseas for two months but haven't "learned" to do it at home yet.  Every single thing under having a sustainable home in inspiring to me! Although the getting rid of a dozen things..... I managed to hit 1000 things last month! But I still feel cluttered. So I really appreciate this page wish I had seen it before.  Thanks so much for all the ideas!
 

post #142 of 510

Shared on my facebook page!
 

post #143 of 510

"Drop time limits and let learning happen at its own pace"

This is a great tip!  I think it is important slow down, don't rush thins and enjoy life! 

post #144 of 510

I shared on facebook!

post #145 of 510

Our family uses as much cloth as we can instead of disposable items.

post #146 of 510

We already do a lot of the items on the list, but I love the idea of having a clean, relaxing spot to spend time in every day. This used to be my bedroom, but since baby #3 came along, it really hasn't been, so I need to work on that! :)

post #147 of 510

We use reusable most everything that most folks use paper products for. 

post #148 of 510

Great list. We cloth diaper, use cloth snack bags, and avoid paper products. My boys love to be outside and we live in a tight knit community.

post #149 of 510

Just moved to San Antonio from Calgary, looking to build our life here in a simpler, more earth friendly way! I wasn't great at lots of things in the cold ;) We love hand me downs, and try to buy almost everything second hand. Cloth diaper some, cloth in the house, hang dry, and I'm trying to teach the two little ones to be responsible, sustainable human beings.

post #150 of 510

As someone just embarking on homeschooling my kindergartener, I've had to rededicate myself to many of these principles.  My current favorites from the list include
 

  • Follow interests and weave academics around these interests
  • Drop time limits and let learning happen at its own pace
  • Explore outside
  • Wander together

 

We've decided to pursue an eclectic style using a combination of unschooling and unit studies, but as most of our local homeschooling group is Charlotte Mason-style learners, it's been a daily effort to rededicate myself towards what is right for MY children and to not worry about what other, more experienced parents are doing!

post #151 of 510
We are working on replacing disposable items like paper napkins and paper towels. We already did two rounds of cloth diapers and wipes...as well as EC.
post #152 of 510

Great list!  My favorite idea is cleaning in short 10 minute bursts!  More time with the babe, and increased sustainability.  Win, Win situation. :-)

post #153 of 510

Shared on my Facebook page.

post #154 of 510

I love making toys for my kids, especially when I can repurpose things around the house!

post #155 of 510

We would love to win this curriculum.

post #156 of 510

Shared on facebook!

post #157 of 510

We do many of those ideas on the list, but there were some that were new ideas to consider, too.  We make our own laundry detergent and eliminated most processed foods.  We grew a tomato garden and are working on a herb garden.  We recycle and compost.  We live minimally and are constantly going through the house getting rid (donating or recycling if able) that we don't have use for anymore.  

 

Thank you for the opportunity to win this giveaway!

post #158 of 510
We use cloth napkins, cleaning cloths, shopping bags. I love saving seeds too (and letting plants reseed naturally). It really is in the simple things!
post #159 of 510

We cloth diaper and have for years. I like the idea of cleaning in ten minute bursts. I certainly don't get time for longer stretches of cleaning very often!

post #160 of 510
We have a huge garden, enjoy eating as local as possible. We use cloth and washable items. i don't think my children own anything "new". We are always trying to evolve our lifestyle to one that is more ecologically sound and ethical. My children are growing up with a deep love and reverence for Mother Earth and their fellow man. Home schooling and life learning are just one way we attempt to respect an honour our children. We are fortunate to live off the grid in an area with no garbage collection , sewage or city water. We compost EVERYTHING which shows the true cycle of things to our children. Every day as we go about our life we learn how connected we all are.
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