Mommy Means Business

Just say NO to cheap plastic crap. Oh, and plant a tree with your kids.
March 25, 2008, 3:20 pm
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_celebratearborday_.jpgIn my day job as a writer at a big, grey corporate ad agency, I write for our “green” blog, Garden. So I have to plug it, just a little bit. From one of my recent posts:

Just a few years ago I wouldn’t have even thought about Easter being an environmentally-unfriendly holiday. But last night, as I took out an enormous garbage bag full of annoying Dollar-store toys from Grandma, plastic cellophane wrapping, and that awful green Easter grass that gets all over everything, I promised myself that next year we would just plant flowers for Easter. And use real eggs instead of plastic ones…and paper grass and real wood baskets.

 Ok, I know it’s too late to save Easter this year, but it’s never too late to curb our consumption of Cheap Plastic Crap. You know what I’m talking about: the Happy Meal toys, the rings, tops, balls and other assorted junk that your kids collect from birthday parties and candy vending machines.

 OrganicMania has a great post.

And here’s another great idea: plant some trees with your kids. Both Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (sometime in April, depending on your state) are coming up, so now’s the perfect time to be kind to both. For $10, you can become a member of the National Arbor Day Foundation and they’ll send you 10 free trees picked to grow in your zone. 

Happy spring! 


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Hey, thanks for the shout-out about my Cheap Plastic Crap post. And great to find you and your blog! I look forward to exploring it…lots of fun stuff here!

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