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Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer

Actor and Jewelry Designer, Parents of Ruby

"Jennifer: We’re making progress, but you have to move slowly so you don’t get overwhelmed; so you don’t think, Oh my God, how can I make everything green, how can I make everything perfect and organic? So when our paper towels ran out at one point, we replaced them with recyclable. Then we changed a few of our lightbulbs to CFLs. One step at a time. We eat organic food and go to the farmer’s market. We decided to become more conscientious about our gas consumption and emissions, so we just bought a hybrid. You do the best you can. We use Seventh Generation diapers so we don’t add to the landfills. I thought for a minute of trying cloth diapers--
Tobey: I tried to encourage it. Jen said, Okay, go ahead. But you clean it up!"

From HEALTHY CHILD HEALTHY WORLD. Reprinted by arrangement with Plume, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright (c) 2009 by Healthy Child Healthy World.

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