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Why I Blog (Green Moms Carnival)

This post is part of the Green Moms Carnival.
The carnival is hosted by Karen Hanrahan of Best of Mother Earth.
The theme is Just for the Heart of It.

Why do I blog about Going Green Gradually?
I blog because I want somewhere to dump all the information I have accumulated in my head, and because I figure that someone else might as well benefit from all the research I have done and still do to help me make choices that are healthier for my family and for the planet.

I blog because I love my kids, and I love the Earth.

Why do I make these changes and do all this research?
Because I care about my children, and feel deeply responsible for their well-being.  I want to do what I can to limit their exposure to toxins that might compromise their health and happiness.  I want my home and the outdoors to be a safe place for them to play.  While some folks might feel comfortable relying on the government to ensure our safety, I studied public policy, and, frankly, I know better.  In short, much of our regulation is under-funded, outdated, toothless, or heavily influenced by corporate interests.  

What do I hope for?
Honestly, sometimes when I see those photos of plastic garbage in the ocean or people half-way around the world dismantling our electronics without any protective gear, or hear about the rising sea level, or how babies are born with 200 industrial chemicals coursing through their blood, whatever I do seems a little bit futile.  But I hope that by continuing to make gradual changes, by sharing information, and by influencing public policy through civic action, together we will leave a healthy world for future generations.

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