Before we had kids, my husband and I decided that we were going to be more environmentally friendly in this next big chapter of our lives. We were finally going to make a strong effort to recycle everything, we purchased new water-saving appliances for our home and began looking into driving hybrid cars. We really thought we had this whole green living thing on lock, and yes, we were feeling mighty proud of ourselves. When we had our kid, we knew we had made all the right decisions parents can make for a sustainable future.
But then we saw that with our sweet new bundle of joy came a lot more waste. It wasn’t until we saw the reality of garbage bags full of dirty diapers and a corner of our home full of packing peanuts from all of our online deliveries that we did some serious thinking about what kind of planet we would be leaving behind for our kids—and I’ll admit that in that moment, it wasn’t looking good.
It may seem like a mind-boggling task, but there are so many ways to live a greener life. To help take some of the confusion out of this whole sustainable living thing, Romper partnered with the all-new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid to show you just how easy a greener life can be.