Reduce Archives

Our EC journey (so far)

Potty in front of mirror

We started EC when our son was 5 weeks old. This is the story of our journey up to now (12 weeks old).


Greener than cloth diapers?

What could be greener than cloth diapers?


The Eco-nomical Baby Guide

The Eco-nomical Baby Guide

I love books like this that give a little extra motivation for living more sustainably. In this case, saving money. The book shows you how to reduce the average expense of first-time parents from almost $7000 to under $1000 in the first year.


Green Tour: Bathroom (Part 1: Products)

Bathroom rendering

Over the last few years I’ve been trying to get away from a bathroom filled with products that promise to deliver this or that and make you feel perfectly pulled together (but never do). Here’s a run down of some of the ways that we’ve cut out both unnecessary packaging waste as well as toxins from our personal care routines.


100 Percent Wind Power

I’m excited to say that we’ve finally signed up for 100% wind power! I also analyze the data I’ve been collecting over the last couple years about our energy use.