Hi! Rachel here. I'm so excited that this is the first TLBG Wednesday and I really hope lots of you join in too. I can't wait to start reading your posts! Anyway, back to the subject - as this is the first TLBG Weds and we have asked you to tell us why you want to get involved, I thought it only fair that I should do the same!
I've been interested in green issues since I was a teenager but, I'll admit, whilst I thought it was all a great idea, I never really got round to doing very much about it. That started to change after having the kids - as babies they both had quite sensitive skin and my own skin became very sensitive too. I became more concerned about the kinds of products we used on our skin and turned into something of a label reader! (This is actually something I have quite a lot to say about, but I'll save that for another post). At the same time, we began recycling more as a family. We currently recycle: paper, cardboard, plastic bags, plastic bottles, glass bottles and jars, tin cans, garden waste and food waste. We also gradually changed all our lightbulbs to energy saving ones, have a hippo bag in our toilet cistern, turn the tap off when brushing our teeth etc. All the easy things that don't take much effort, basically! But I know that there is a lot more we could be doing. This is why I was so keen to join up with Emma on this project after we got chatting about a post she wrote. By pooling our knowledge (through sharing our stories, links, tutorials etc), I hope that we will all discover new ways to be green. And I hope we'll have some fun along the way too!