Simple Organic is all about natural, sustainable living for regular people. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably busy taking care of yourself, your family, your home, your job, your friends… There is not a lot of time left over for other things, and let’s face it – if something’s too hard or time-consuming, often we just don’t do it.
Sometimes the lingo of the green movement can be confusing and foreign: What the heck is a carbon footprint? What’s the difference between organic, local, natural, pastured, and free-range? What exactly is BPA? VOC? CSA? SPF? (OK, we probably know that one!)
But green, healthy living doesn’t have to be overwhelming, though it often feels that way. The goal of Simple Organic is just as it sounds: to make things simple. Accessible. Do-able!
•We want to remove the confusion and help you sort through the green hype, so that you can discover what is most important for you and your family.
•We want to provide you with knowledge, easy tips for small changes, and big ideas for great changes.
•And we want to help you prioritize and set goals – because not everyone can do everything, but we can all do something. And every little bit helps. (Really!)
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I grew up believing that it was my responsibility to help care for the Earth. Now, as an adult, that belief is also a big part of my faith. I think that being a good caretaker of the Earth is one of the most important reasons that we are here. But I’ve learned that it goes beyond the basics of recycling and remembering to turn off the lights when I leave the room. And I’ve found that the choices that are best for the Earth are almost always best for our health, too, – and vice versa.
I am by no means an expert on green, healthy living – just a pilgrim on the journey. Simple Organic also has an amazing team of contributors whom you will meet very soon; every Wednesday, expect to read something wonderful from one of these ladies. Each of them has their own unique voice to add to this conversation, and I know we will learn so much from them. Check out their profiles here. Here is just a sampling of some things we hope to cover in the coming months:
- homemade cleaners
- re-purposing items
- natural health
- eco-friendly travel
- natural parenting
- real nutrition
- and much, much more!
I also want to mention that Simple Organic is part of a larger network of blogs called Simple Living Media. Make sure you take a minute and go check out Simple Mom, Simple Kids, Simple Bites, and Simple Homeschool. The latter two are both launching today, as well, and all four of them are led by stellar women who really know their stuff. You can also find the links to these blogs at the top and bottom of the page on each site.
I hope you’ll join us on this journey. Thanks for stopping by today. And be sure to come back tomorrow – there will be an amazing prize package giveaway! You will not want to miss this one!
I want to hear from you: What brought you here today? Is there anything about the green movement that has been confusing to you? What topics would you like to see covered on Simple Organic?