Here's a green twist for Moms who observe Lent or just want to be good to the Earth.
Lent began this week, which means for Moms who practice it's time to give it up. Many choose to sacrifice things like chocolate, bad foods or their guiltiest vice until Easter. However, the Church of England has chosen a greener turn this year, urging churchgoers to cut their personal carbon use every day. We asked Stefani Newman, founder of Teensy Green, for her top 5 tips to make that happen:
- Meat swap: Replace meat with fish on Friday and save the environment. A tremendous amount of resources are used every time you grill up the beef.
- Get down and dirty: Start a garden. You can have new plants, flowers, even veggies by the time spring has sprung
- Turn it off: Skip the TV, stereo, or video games (or eat least turn off earlier) to save energy and encourage family time.
- Make a difference: Volunteer with a local humanitarian or environmental organization.
- Carpool: The fewer cars on the road, the less carbon emissions are being released (not to mention saving a little gas.)
For more Mom-friendly eco-dish from Stefani, visit TeensyGreen.