Friday, September 17, 2010

Back to School -- The Green Way

So I got off track a little this year, but I am BACK! And as I re-commit to our family's green goals, I looked at how I pack my kid's lunches. Last year, we used a lot of Ziploc. I know. I know. Terrible. But this year, I committed to using reusable containers.

The cost can be prohibitive, however. I went to The Container Store and almost choked. But I didn't give up. Yay for Target! How happy was my son when he saw his favorite buddies decorating all of these containers! He loves his lunches. And I loved the prices. I got the water bottle and the snack containers in the Dollar Spot. It was $2.50 for the water bottle and large snack box and $2.50 for three of the small snack containers. Can you beat that? I can't even get a single box of Ziploc for that!

Now the large thermos cost about $15 but that equals less than a month's worth of juice pouches. So for those of you like me, trying to be green while keeping green in your bank account -- check out Target.

It is easy to think that it is expensive to live green. I know that I have to make tough financial choices all the time. I would love to buy all Organic. Right now, that is not a possibility. But that doesn't mean that I can't be green in other ways. And I am excited to say that this solution is not only eco-friendly but is actually CHEAPER in the not-so-long run! So I say Yay! Yay! Yay!

Check out my friend, Erin. She is out there inspiring the world to be more green. In fact, she inspired me enough to get this blog back going and to write this post!

Go Green