Activity #540: Buy one less thing

by Whitney Moss on August 14, 2008

in Crafty,Free/Cheap,Green,Month 7

I am assuming that Seattle, like Berkeley, is a hotbed of green ideas. So it’s no surprise that Lynn at Family Style Love says “I think that I have become borderline obsessed with “greening” my life.” She makes the most excellent point that all the magazine articles that are selling us greener versions of products we already own are really suggesting that we buy more stuff, which is really the big problem here, isn’t it? The stuff? The stuff that is taking over the planet?

Reuse, baby!

And that, my friends, is why my husband and I drive old cars rather than hybrids.

So, let’s take a look at how Lynn avoided buying some plastic-y bibs. Instead she bought some snaps. And used some dishtowels. And made a functional, washable bib for the ever-adorable Harris.

snaps
photo: lynn

baby with bib
photo: lynn

Rock on, Lynn! See her tutorial here.

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RookieMoms.com co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish 510Families.com, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.

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