Valenzuela’s way’s on Going Green

Living a green life, is important to our family. We try to teach our kids the importance of preserving the earth. We are not perfect and I’m sure there are other ways to be green, but here are some ways we the Valenzuela’s try to be Green. 

Valenzuela Boys in Cloth Diapers

1. Cloth Diapers: our boys are cloth diapered, we avoid using disposable diapers, they just add more waste to our landfills. With cloth diapers we just keep on reusing them, they are better for our babies, the environment and money saver. 

2. Lights Off : I remember my dad always telling us to “turn off the lights if you’re not using them”. So since forever, I’ve always had that instilled in me. Funny thing is, even when I’m not in my own home, and visiting a friend, my parents home. I still tend to turn off people’s lights. 🙂  So we teach our kids the same, its such an important thing to teach them. 

3. Reusable Napkins : we DO NOT buy paper hand towels. We think of it as a waste of money, and more waste added to our landfills. So we choose to not buy them and we use cloth napkins, our kids are so used to it, that it doesn’t phase them to not have paper towels. 

4. Lead by example : our kids do everything we do. So be a good example to them,  and they will follow. 

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How do you teach your kids to go green? Share your tips! 

 

 

This post is sponsored by Direct Energy, but my support for their green efforts is all my own!
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  1. I do my best to be as eco-friendly as possible but I’m not super strict. My biggest vice is that I’m a paper towel addict. I want to try unpaper towels but I just haven’t gotten around to it, I have some work to do in being more green but I am a lot more green than most of my friends. I figure my kids will lead by example.

    • Yes very true Regan. We used to buy paper towels but after noticing that we would use them for everything, (ie. every time we had wet hands) we would use one or two towels and next thing you know it, we are all out. So figured we had to change that.

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