My family has pretty much always been on a tight budget. While I’d love to have the freedom to do more things or to spend money on things that would make being green a bit easier, it’s not going to happen any time soon.
Of course that’s good in a lot of ways. It takes away much of the temptation to go overboard and fall into green consumerism.
Without further ado, the posts I most enjoyed creating about budget environmentalism this past year:
While the pregnancy wasn’t planned, having a third child has been a lot of fun for me and I’ve gotten to do a lot of things that I didn’t get to do before, such as cloth diapering. And while I can’t yet say that it’s definitely true that cloth diapered babies potty train sooner, the baby is less than a year old and we’re already taking some early potty training steps.
Sometimes people say going green isn’t worth the money, that you’ll spend more than you save. Not always true!
Being on a tight budget doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the benefits of having little money to spare. It’s not all bad at all. Stressful at times but also good motivation to make the most of the money you have and the time with your family.
This is the first year I’ve lived someplace that gets reasonably cold in winter. By that I simply mean below freezing. We may or may not get snow, but that’s still much colder than any place I’ve lived before.
Getting ready for winter can help to save a lot of energy and money.