Our family theme for the coming year is SIMPLICITY. During the coming year we, as a family, will be conscious of the value of simplicity as we make decisions, large or small, and we will seek ways to simplify our lives. I will also be mindful of FRUGALITY. I consider myself a good shopper, but frugality does its work at home, rather than in the stores. I will generate LESS TRASH. I doubt I will set a goal, but I will try to be mindful of the trash problem before I have something in hand that I need to discard. I will PACK LUNCH regularly so that I can eat better, generate less trash, and save money. I will REDUCE PLASTIC in my life. I love my high-tech camping gear, microfleece polyester, etc., but much of the plastic and manufactured materials I have and use are very poor quality, headed to the landfill and are often downright ugly. I will choose more durable, biodegradable or more easily recyclable, and more attractive options, and focus first on plastic items when decluttering the house. Finally, I will COMPOST.