Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day

In honor of Earth day, I wanted to share some great simple tips / ideas of ways to "Go Green" to help the planet. Of course, there are truly countless ways that you can do your part, but this is just a short list to get you started. Many of these we already do on a regular basis, but there are also many that I intend to implement in the future. A lot of the things you can do are fairly easy, no-brainer type things, it's just more of an awareness and creating the habit in your daily routine.

21 Ways to Go Green Now!

Every Little Bit Helps...
  1. Turn off and/or unplug appliances while not in use.

  2. Use compact flourescent light bulbs or CFLs.

  3. Eat organic foods.

  4. Where organic or sustainable clothing.

  5. Drive a fuel efficient car.

  6. Conserve water by turning water off while brushing teeth and putting milk jugs in the toilet (see video below).

  7. Paper or Plastic? Neither!Get reusable bags!

  8. Stop using disposables...aka diapers, napkins, plates, cups, raxors, etc.

  9. Buy products that are made of recyclable materials.

  10. Drink tap water...not bottled.

  11. Shop at thrift stores and garage sales.

  12. Use natural cleaning products.

  13. Use natural detergents and soaps.

  14. Eat local and seasonal foods whenever possible.

  15. Grow your own foods.

  16. Walk or bicycle instead of drive.

  17. Take public transportation or carpoll instead of driving alone.

  18. Recycle everything you can!

  19. Reduce the amount of stuff you buy and consume.

  20. Reuse items as much as you can.

  21. Compost your kitchen scraps.

Go Green tips sourced from http://www.squidoo.com/green-living

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