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Top 10 Green Faux Pas

Top 10 Green Faux Pas (originally published on Chicago Now)

This list is based on observations I’ve made about the little things we can do every day to be green. Little things are important because they keep good green practices front of mind and visible to others, hopefully causing others to join in. To find out how you can make the biggest impact, calculate your total carbon footprint.

Here are my top 10 green faux pas:

Making "Cents" of Organics

When I asked the parents in my workshop: “When money is tight, do you stop buying organic foods?” they looked around guiltily. Then, the lightbulb went off in my head: “How many of you prioritize organic food even when money isn’t tight?”  Only a few hands shot up. 

“Why don't more Americans eat organic?"

Cloth diapering 101 (these aren’t your mama’s cloth diapers)


Cloth diapers. It might be the thing that the parents in my Green Parenting 101 class are most curious about and have the most MIS-information about. As one student asked looking at my display table, "That cute thing is a CLOTH diaper?" Indeed, cloth diapers aren't the ugly, bulky things held together by safety pins that many of us grew up with.

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