Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Everyday Effect -- Part One

Earth day is approaching, April 22nd for those of you living under a rock.  I always think of April as a time of rebirth -- spring has usually sprung by now (except for this year where it is hiding out somewhere and only gives us brief glimpses of spring-like temperatures), some plants are starting to emerge from the ground, trees start to bud out.  Spring has always been my favorite season.  After months of a long, dull winter I am always ready for warmer temps and the ability to escape the house and be outdoors.

That's why I also like to take the month of April to look at what types of things we are doing as a family as see if there is any way to change them to make less of an impact on the earth and to reduce our waste impact.

So, I'm super excited this year to be partnering with P&G to make that happen this year, and to spread the word about waste reduction.

P&G has a great site set up to give you lots of ideas on how to improve your health and well-being, your home and garden, etc. called P&G Everyday.  Check it out, there are lots of great articles and resources (and coupons!).

About P&G Everyday Effect
Many people think their everyday actions are ordinary, and that the things they do every day can’t make a difference to help the environment. P&G believes the most effective changes don’t necessarily start with grand acts and can start much closer to home, by changing the way we think about things like waste.

Seemingly ordinary actions - like washing your laundry in lower temperatures, doing the dishes with concentrated products or changing a diaper that uses thinner materials – can be a surprising help to the world we share... allowing us all to reduce waste.

To kick off the month and choose our challenge(s) we're going to sit down at the dinner table tonight and talk about Earth day and what we can do to help reduce waste, save energy and help our planet.  With a 5 1/2 year old and a 3 year old contributing to the conversation, this could get interesting.  I look forward to seeing the final list we come up with.  Stay tuned!

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G

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