Looking for simple ways for your family to go green today – start with these 10 and you will be on your way.
1. Turn it Off
2/3 of electricity used in residential areas within the United States powers lights and appliances – when you aren’t using them, turn them off.
2. Eat Your Veggies
A plant-centered diet requires fewer resources than a meat diet and is healthier for your body.
3. Use Greener Cleaners
Green Cleaners are not only safer for the environment but also for your family.
Instead of throwing away an item, think of a new way to use it. Old clothing can easily be turned into napkins, washcloths, or stuffed toys for your pet.
5. Start Gardening
30 million acres of household lawn remain idle, turn part of your lawn into a garden or plant edible landscaping.
6. Bring Your Own Bag
Paper is only slightly better than plastic. Find a large durable bag that you can use again and again.
7. Buy Products Made of Recycled Materials
There are many affordable green products on the market made exclusively from recycled materials, check them out!
8. Choose Reusable Rather than Disposable Items
Use reusable diapers, cloth napkins, and ditch the plastic food bags.
9. Adjust Your Thermostat
In the winter turn your thermostat 2 degrees down and 2 degrees up in the summer. You will save 1-3% on your energy bill for every degree.
10. Turn Off Your Computer
At the end of the day turn it off and especially on Fridays before you leave the office for the weekend.
Give these a try and let me know your simple green ideas.