We would like to apologize for not blogging, answering emails, tweeting, or facebooking recently, but we’ve had a very cute distration here at Go Green headquarters. Last week we welcomed Zoe Faye Norman into the world, and have been oooh-ing and aaah-ing instead of writing and posting ever since. We promise, the hiatus is over – we’re officially Go Greening again!

Compared to our two boys, Zoe has been much greener right out of the gate. She was dressed in organic clothing, swaddled in a bamboo blanket, placed in a 6-year-old car seat, and driven home in a Prius. We were ready with eco-friendly baby wipes and extra chlorine-free diapers just in case (the G Diapers don’t fit her yet!) – and the ride home was wonderful. Zoe fell asleep that night in an organic Moses basket full of bamboo bedding, all of which was washed with 7th Generation detergent. By just making a few simple decisions and changes, we’ve reduced Zoe’s impact right off the bat.

Speaking of kids and their environmental impact, have we just contributed to humanity’s overburdening of the planet by having our third child?

I’ve read many times that having more than two children contributes to the unsustainable growth of the human population. You need 2.1 children per couple to sustain the human race, not 3. Of course, you can’t plan for everything…people have kids, right?

So, we’ll just hope that having 3 low-impact kids is more sustainable than 2 high-impact kids, but it’s hard to say. Kids born in Western societies use many times more resources than those in underdeveloped countries, no matter how green their parents are.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the impact of kids and population on the planet. And don’t worry, you won’t offend us. When a photographer from Skirt came by to shoot Jen for an article, the second thing out of her mouth was, “Oh, you’re pregnant. It isn’t very green to have more than two kids, is it?”



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