Apr 21, 2010

Majesta Mom

I recently had the opportunity to be a part of the Majesta Moms group at Mom Central. I had never been asked to do a product review before so I was not sure what to expect. It turned out to be a great experience. It opened up my eyes to new, easy ways I can help the environment.

We learned about and tested Majesta's new Treesposible products. Majesta plants 3 trees for every 1 tree they use to produce their paper products. They are great for the environment, they work well and they are a Canadian company.

One week we were asked how we are being environmentally responsible at home. My immediate reaction was: Oh crap...I am going to sound like the biggest envirnomental slacker ever. Then I sat down and made a list of everything we do in our home to help the envirnoment and I felt a little bit better.

-recycle and compost
-changed all light bulbs
-energy efficient appliances and new furnace
-never have lights on unless we are in the room
-wash most laundry on cold setting
-hang all clothes to dry
-recently switched to enviro friendly cleaning products
-looking into using low VOC paint for any more renos
-bring our own re-usable bags when shopping and use bins for groceries instead of plastic bags
-plan meals when making a grocery list so we don't waste food (still working on this one!)
-we don't drink water from plastic bottles

We were also asked what is preventing us from doing more. For me it is about:

-convience (cloth diapers would be a good idea, I know, but with the amount of poop in this house, I am a Pampers mom)
-cost (I would love to buy all organic fruit and veg and meat but I can't justify the prices)

Majesta has a great contest for Canadians to win $15 000 towards a Green Makeover. You can enter here. If I won I would love to replace our kitchen appliances and our toilets.

I'd love to hear your tips for helping the environment.


  1. Hi Sarah! This has been a fun group to be part of. There is so much I could do around my place to be more environmentally sound - replacing windows and appliances would be tops on my list though. I am sure we are wasting a lot of energy due to drafts and non-efficient appliances (esp our ancient chest freezer!)

  2. Great ideas on being green - we try our best, but like you cost and convenience sometimes are major factors.

    We've switched our cleaners to all natural products (Seventh Generation, Nature Clean) but they do cost a bit more. But with vinegar and baking soda off setting a lot of store-bought use, I don't find a major increase.

    Thanks for the link to enter the majesta contest!


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