Mean Mommy No More: How Eco-Green Became Really Awesome

August 14th, 2009

Funny how just a few weeks ago I was a “Mean Mommy.” I mean, it’s so unreasonable that I won’t pack Lunchables for my son to take to camp “like all the other mothers do.”


Then we switched camps. And I’m in Green Moms Paradise.
An Eco-Challenge for waste free lunch. Can you believe it?

Suddenly, everything I’ve been saying for years is being repeated by really Awesome camp counselors. My son is helping his camp buddies win the Eco-Challenge Waste Free Lunch competition.

With all my lamenting about the challenges of going green in the public schools, I’ve often wondered what it would be like to attend a crunchy school.  Now  I have some sense for what it would be like. Wonderful!

And that competition? Of course Big Boy scored big points for his fellow campers. How could he not with those vintage cloth napkins from the 1970s in his waste-free lunch?


By the way, I just updated the Green Schools Green Moms Carnival (below) with a late entry from Jennifer Taggert about microban in school lunch boxes.  Check it out!

Have a great weekend!

Can you tell I’m enjoying my cyberbreak? (Even if I am cheating a little…).


2 Responses to “Mean Mommy No More: How Eco-Green Became Really Awesome”

  1. Green Bean on August 14, 2009 10:45 pm

    Love it, Lynn! My son’s camp did something similar this summer as did my other son’s school last year. Sure helps to pull that out of my back pocket when my kids start asking for prepackaged stuff.
    .-= Green Bean´s last blog ..Birds of a feather flock… in the rose bush =-.

  2. Organic and Green Mom Blog | Green Giveaway: Waste-Free Lunch Box by Citizen Pip and 15% off Kids Konserve at Organic Mania on August 24, 2009 2:35 pm

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