As I’ve shared before, being thoughtful about the way we live revolves around being a good steward of God’s blessings. Do you have the gift of health? Take care of it by making healthy choices. Do you have the gift of a family? Care for their lives by nourishing them with healthy food and product choices. (Here’s a blatant hint: Using dozens of toxic products both on your body and in your home is not nourishing. And using them will not benefit your health – or the health of your loved ones.)
We’ve all been blessed with the gift of this amazing Earth. Help take care of it responsibly instead of abusing it or only taking without ever giving back. If you need some clues in how to begin, you could start:
1. Eliminating the use of harmful herbicides and pesticides.
4. Being frugal with your use of electricity, gas, and water.
5. Helping conserve plants, animals and their natural habitats – instead of wiping them out for the sake of cookie cutter strip malls and housing developments.
6. Reusing your belongings – and donating them once you’re finished using them instead of throwing them in the trash.
What have been some simple ways you’ve become a more responsible steward of the Earth? What have been some difficult ways?
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Talk Back: I started line drying our clothes; as long as the forecast is for 70 degrees or higher! This was awesome but really didn’t save us money but provided the money for us to water my summer garden (yes we compost!). We live in Colorado so summer gardens here need a lot of water and rain doesn’t come regularly (plus its illegal to collect rain water here). I figured out a system to do laundry. Wash a load of light weights before bed and hang them in the morning. Start the heavy fabrics, towels and jeans, by now we’re at the high temps of the day and things are trying fast. Light weights are trying 30-45 minutes and heavy fabrics take about 1 1/2 hours. If its a breezy hot day even better!!
I started making my families body scrubs and lotion from naturals products instead of chemically enhanced products!
The biggest challenge for saving energy and money is convincing my boys to let the sun do its job and light our house during the day.
I know there’s so much more we could do…always learning!
Have a great day!
Hilary Kimes Bernstein says
Thanks so much for sharing, Jenny! I think it’s funny that my children also want to turn lights on during the day … on sunny days. :)
Boi Rectord says
Last year I watered a plant by accident and I peed on it, so idk if that was much help.. :P