Cloth diapering isn't the only "green" part of many families. Instead, it's part of an overall picture and lifestyle. Over time, I've taken small steps to reduce the amount of garbage that my family generates. An upside is that it's often saved us money as well!
This is the general order we've taken:
reducing energy consumption
reusable napkins and cleaning cloths
green cleaning products
reusable menstrual products
growing our own vegetables
I'm also constantly on the lookout for healthful foods and organic groceries. This is difficult, as I do love my sweets! As the opportunities have arisen, we've changed our appliances to more efficient models. We FreeCycle and donate items we no longer need. When we find a way to use a reusable version of something, we do.
I say "we" and hope that my children learn to be environmentally conscious by example. We're not perfect and still have tons of room to grow. Next on my list-and this has been there for a while-is composting. Any tips would be appreciated.
Does cloth diapering fit into an overall greener picture in your home as well?