I try to be environmentally friendly -- we recycle, use reusable grocery bags, carry stainless steel water bottles, don't drive a ton, and so on. I'm hardly a huge greenie, though, and possess a healthy dose of skepticism about things that will definitely GIVE YOU CANCER and WRECK THE EARTH and POISION YOUR BABIES. And when I was pregnant, I was hardly concerned at all, although I should have been.
Jennifer Grayson, The Huffington Post's writer of the guide to eco-etiquette, is pregnant and due any day now, so she took that opportunity to answer an interesting question from a reader: How to be more environmentally conscious during pregnancy? The twist is that this reader normally could not care less about the environment: drives an SUV, loves shopping, etc. Her answer surprised me; it's actually tons more simple to have a green pregnancy than I thought.