You may be considering going green, but think to yourself, where do I begin? It can be overwhelming and hard to decide where to start with your new green lifestyle. When my family decided to live a healthier and greener life, our son was a toddler and we wanted to feed him a healthier diet while teaching him about his direct impact on our environment. We started by researching, reading books and watching documentaries about organics. One of the first things that really struck a cord with us was the negative impact that fast food has on the environment and on one's health. We were also concerned with the amount of pesticides found in most conventional foods. The amount of hydrogenated fats, high fructose corn syrup and aspartame in fast foods are enormous, not to mention the amount of waste that is created with fast food packaging. We immediately stopped frequenting these types of establishments. When it comes to pesticides, they are a major concern because they are sprayed directly on to the food. Therefore having a direct impact on our health, the health of the environment and the birds, amphibian's and beneficial bugs that share our environment.