Now, this one is easy. My absolute favorite eco-friendly thing to do is to breastfeed. We often hear about all the health benefits for mom and baby about breastfeeding, but nursing is also a plus for the environment!
When you think about all the resources that go into the production of formula, then it is easy to see why breastfeeding is the greener alternative. The energy that the formula factories use to make their products. The trucks that guzzle gas to ship the cans of formula to the stores. Not to mention all the packaging from the used formula that gets tossed into trash cans and then eventually to the landfill.
You don't have to constantly sterilize bottles and nipples (you use your dishwasher less!). You don't have to heat breast milk like you have to do with formula (no need for the microwave!).
Breastfeeding means less energy use, less waste, less pollution.
Now when I do not have a baby to breastfeed, my next favorite eco-friendly thing to do is to shop the farmers market. Buying local means that my food travels a shorter distance to get to me (less transportation= less energy use & pollution). Plus, I can talk to each of the farmers and vendors and know how they raise their livestock, how they grow their fruits and veggies, and how they make their yummy goodies. I know where my family's food is coming from and what is in it.
What is your most favorite eco-friendly thing to do? :)