Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I'm really not an angry Hippie

So a friend of mine who read my last post (and didn't leave a comment) said she's worried I've become an angry hippie. She thinks I need some yoga, which isn't a bad idea anyways!

All kidding aside...
I do get angry sometimes reading about how big corporations and the government are just messing with our food and other things my son comes into contact with on a daily basis. I was reading today that the FDA is having another meeting about BPA. This chemical has been proven in study after study to mess with hormones and reproductive systems, but the FDA is still listening to the industry telling them it's really just fine. Other countries have already banned it's use and retailers have removed it from their shelves, but the FDA says it's still just fine...

but anywho...on to what I'm not angry about. Since I've started on the Green Journey there are tons of things that make me happy!
  1. Cutting our trash down to a not-full-bag a week
  2. Venturing out and eating way more vegetables than my parents ever thought I would
  3. Making my own laundry detergent
  4. Local food!!
  5. Discovering wonderful handmade items
The best thing? Hearing my son talk about keeping the Earth clean, not wasting electricity and gas, recycling, and about organic ('ganic) food. Just today, he was talking about keeping the Earth clean. It just makes my heart full to the brim.


-Your Friendly Neighborhood Dentonista said...

This is a lovely post - thank you. AND, I can certainly recommend the best yoga Denton has to offer, if you're in this neck of the woods.

PS - Can you tell us more about this homemade laundry detergent?

Gift of Green said...

Ditto...what's the scoop on making homemade laundry detergent?