Green Moms Carnival: Inspirational Green Resolutions for 2010!

The Green Moms rock for inspiration– and this month they’ve got a lot to share in the green resolutions department.  I mean, these are savvy women who make goals, and work their butts off until they accomplish them (unless you are me, and the resolution is eating less cheese–).


Like Heather over at Ecomom. She’s got an inspirational post about saving money (it’s not boring, I promise!) with good resources and ideas for saving the green stuff.   


And this post from Lisa at Condo Blues.  She’s truly inspired– and I would love to have one of those compost tumblers, too!  They are expensive, but look nice and seem like they’d be easy for quick composting.  And I know about those few remaining products– they seem to stick around.  Good luck with those resolutions, I mean, goals, Lisa!


You’ve got to love the psychological analysis of how we can change our behaviors over at Minimonos!  Kailia breaks down ways to get our brains to actually make a green change automatic, everyday, and a new normal that we can stick with.  The little tricks we play with our brains to remember specific actions that we want to achieve– such as taking out the compost, can help us remember more than if we simply write down a resolution or two at the beginning of each year. Now, if she could only help me to remember people’s names more easily!


Amber shares her ideas for simple goals to live more sustainably, and I couldn’t agree more (especially with her thoughts about cheese).  Amber– for those meatless meals, I just posted a recipe for butternut squash lasagna that was truly awesome, just ask my meat and potatoes father in law). 


Micaela from Mindful Momma and the author of Practically Green, shares her lofty green goals for the year.  She’s taking on a greener car, home improvements, eating more raw foods and lessening her guilty pleasure of catalog ogling.  I am exhausted from just reading about all she plans to do. Go, Micaela!


And I love the resolution to make more messes! We all get so uptight about making messes– but they are essential to any real progress or creative fun, it seems.  For Anna of Green Talk, it’s gardening– and more power to her!  For me, I think it is the willingness to make messes by doing creative projects with our children.  Sometimes it just feels like such a commitment, fraught with massive prep and cleanup.  Anyway, Anna, thanks for the inspiration to make a few messes of my own.  


And hoorah!  Diane from Big Green Purse chimed in. Her message?  Simplify in real and meaningful ways. Read about how she plans to do that with her green, personal and professional life. 


Jennifer from the Green Phone Booth reminds us that resolutions can be useless, unless we are constantly looking for ways to improve and paying attention to our lives.  And her post inspires me to get my crockpot back out! 


For the beautiful Lynn of Organic Mania, she resolves to use the same kind of group power of the Green Moms– to loose weight. She’s started a listserv and is motivated to lose some of that oh-so-hard to shed baby weight.  You can do it, Lynn!


Linda also shares her plan to lessen her ecological footprint and gives a link for how to do so.  That is something we all need to do!


And check out the reading list (and eco-resolutions) over at Erin’s blog, the  Conscious Shopper!  These look like great books that I would love to read too.  


Sommer from the Green and Clean Mom reminds us of why it is so important to recycle.   No excuses!

And WOW, is Karen on a mission.  She’s got lots of ambitions for this year and they include tackling pesky plastic packaging in food (this is a goal of mine, too!), her old house, and the “want” demons (they follow me, too).  Go Karen! 


In case you wanted to see true goal setting and utter inspiration, check out this post from Mrs. Green.  Her family is pledging to make NO WASTE in 2010! No joke!  I’ll be following her progress closely. 



Beth from Fake Plastic Fish shares her whopping 3.7 lbs of waste from 2009 (a mere 4 percent of an average American’s yearly waste), what she learned, and what her goals are for 2010.  Go Beth! You are an inspiration to all of us.  


Lisa shares the green books (by Green Moms authors!) she plans to read and review, and a few other great green resolutions for 2010 on the Retro Housewife Goes Green.  

Here’s Deanna, from the Crunchy Chicken with her ideas for green resolutions– she’s got challenges planned, people, so get ready!



After reading these, I have a few more resolutions to add to my list. I told you they were inspirational!  Happy 2010, readers, and please add your resolutions to this post if you are so inspired.  

13 Responses to Green Moms Carnival: Inspirational Green Resolutions for 2010!

  1. Anonymous January 1, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    One cool way to share your love of nature is to grow a TickleMe Plant!.
    The TickleMe Plant is a real plant that MOVES when you Tickle It!
    The leaves close and even the branches droop when you Tickle It!
    http://www.ticklemeplant.com

  2. Lynn from OrganicMania.com January 1, 2010 at 11:13 pm #

    Katy,

    Thanks for hosting this wonderful carnival. It’s quite inspiring! And thank you for the nice compliment…I blushed when I read it!

    Lynn

  3. Kaila Colbin January 2, 2010 at 6:33 pm #

    Katy,

    This is terrific! It’s the first carnival I’m involved with, and I’m so honored to be alongside these terrific women doing wonderful things! Happy New Year and can’t wait for more carnivals to come :-)

    All the best,
    Kaila

  4. Green Fundraising Ideas January 3, 2010 at 4:42 pm #

    Hi Katy,

    I can’t wait to read all of these. This is a guilty pleasure of mine to sit and block all the background noise out at my house when you guys put these together! thanks!

    Jeanne
    http://www.ecolabelfundraising.com

  5. Green & Clean Mom January 3, 2010 at 11:12 pm #

    Thanks for hosting the carnvial! I’m glad to be back on board and participating – sorry I was late! Great ideas and motivation for me and for everyone for the upcoming year!

  6. Janelle Sorensen January 4, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    Go mamas, go! The Green Moms Carnival is always so inspiring. Thanks for hosting, Katy!

  7. mrs green @ myzerowaste.com January 4, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

    Ack, I missed the deadline! I made a promise to myself to take part, but didn’t read the deadline properly. Never mind, if anyone is interested; here is my post:

    http://myzerowaste.com/2010/01/our-zero-waste-resolution-for-2010/

    Warm wishes
    Mrs Green

  8. Condo Blues January 4, 2010 at 8:12 pm #

    Thank you for hosting such a great carnival. There are a lot of really good ideas here.

  9. mother earth aka karen hanrahan January 6, 2010 at 11:07 pm #

    Katy — great hosting here and an even better gathering of green mama resolution and inspiration

    Karen Hanrahan
    Best Of Mother Earth

  10. The Raven January 7, 2010 at 9:25 am #

    My green resolution is to learn to live up to the “Hanukkah Standard”–a riff on the Riot 4 Austerity. See my post at http://thepurloinedletter.blogspot.com/2010/01/green-resolutions-2010.html.

    Thanks so much for putting all of this together. Lots of inspiration!

  11. marion January 29, 2010 at 12:29 am #

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Lucy

    http://businesseshome.net

  12. La Mama Naturale' January 6, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

    So many awesome and inspiring posts! I completely spaced this and meant to get in on time. whoopsie! Here’s mine: http://recycleyourday.com/goobye-2010-hello-2011/ :)

  13. SustainableMom January 6, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

    Love the green resolutions! I hope to be like those bloggers some day. Right now I am starting basic. My goal is to make 90-95% of our bread for the year. I got a bread machine a few months ago and we have reduced our bread buying significantly. I just want to get it down to almost none (I have to leave room for those days when I just can’t get it all done).
    http://sustainable-family.blogspot.com/

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