Being green by minimizing your environmental footprint begins at home.
The NY Times published an article today about 'EcoMoms' groups all over the US. These groups are formed by mothers around the country who want to work toward making their lives more "green". They tackle everything from biodegradable detergent to out-gassing wall-to-wall carpets to zero-waste lunches for their children. EcoMoms turn down their thermostats to minimize energy use, and only do laundry during off-peak times.
The article made an interesting statement regarding the group.... "ecomotherhood is not always sisterly." This statement referred to the fact that many EcoMoms struggle with how far they must go in their homes to reduce their environmental footprint. Being ecofriendly has become a competition among many homes.....
Is competition when it comes to being green a bad thing?