Hello! Welcome to Green Picket Fence, a blog I decided to create for a number of reasons. I care passionately about the environment. I try to live a green lifestyle, and although I think I may be slightly greener (or at least more aware of the environment) than the average person, I know that I have a long, long way to go. So I created Green Picket Fence to not only document my attempts at green living, but also to help me along on my journey. And maybe I can educate some other people out there at the same time.
Green Picket Fence refers to my attempt to live in American suburbs (notoriously anti-sustainable) while still being environmentally conscious. I believe that you don’t have to live in an organic hemp cave in order to be green. And you don’t have to spend a fortune on new products either (which, frankly, we don’t have). Also, my husband and I are expecting our first child in the spring, and I don’t want the birth of our child to become an environmental hazard, by adding thousands of diapers to landfills, buying large petroleum-based toys that take up space, and feeding toxins into that little body.
So join me and my family as I try to live a more environmentally, frugal lifestyle. What better way to start 2010 then to start out green?