We started out being more eco conscious with very small things, and just kept adding. There are still so many more things we could and will try to do, but everyone’s circumstance is different. That’s why being earth friendly is customizable. You do what you can and go at your own pace. It’s as simple as that. We hope you find some great ideas here that you can customize to fit your life.
Ten Ways To Be Green1.) Unplug cell phone chargers. Put appliances, tvs and dvrs on power strips to turn off
2.) Use less water - turn off water when not using while brushing teeth. Buy faucets and toilets that let less water flow.
3.) Switch to Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs - replace as you can or buy in bulk, which will get you a savings, not to mention the money you'll save on your electric bill from using them.
4.) Choose products with less packaging - companies that are enviromentally savvy will package with as little material as possible and will use recycled material.
5.) Buy organic and local foods - look for organic foods in your area. many super markets have organic products in one section or spread throughout the store. there are many, whole food and natural stores and co-ops. You"ll need to do a little research to find the resources closest to you. Check out Local Harvest.
6.) Drive less - walk, bike, take public transportation, or car pool as much as possible to reduce use of oil. Better yet, start your own business at home. What a better way to help the environment!
7.) Plant a tree!- go to a local nursery and find a nice tree for your home or yard.
8.) Recycle more - take the time to make a recycling area in your home or business,or find a local recycling station in your area...don't forget about household chemicals,used oil, antifreeze and batteries. They all have a place, so call your local waste management and find out where yours go.
9.) Switch to "green" power via your local utility company.
10.) Spread the word!!! Tell a friend or relative. Make a copy of this list and pass it on!!