We live in a world where it’s important to be cognizant of waste and the need to decrease our footprint by conserving water and energy. With time, patience & a little thought, we can all create a cleaner, sustainable & more meaningful life.
Start by simplifying your life. Minimize by using less paper or toilet paper. Maximize by making things go farther. Get the most out of your food, clothing & resources. Get rid of an electrical air purifier & add plants that will naturally filter the air. The aloe plant is a great example. Use non-toxic, natural cleaners. It’s so easy to make them yourself!
With more travel during the summer months, make sure to turn off your A/C when you’re gone. Turn your computer off at the end of the day, instead of putting it to sleep. Consider using cloth napkins at dinner instead of paper napkins.
Recycle. Recycle. Recycle. Check out this list of items that are acceptable to recycle. When you make your Starbuck’s run, take your own mug – you even get a discount! Pay your bills online, instead of using the postal service. Keep your freezer full. It uses less energy than an empty one, and you’ll always have dinner easily available.
These ideas are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to ways to go green. Starting today, you can make small changes. Each little effort we put forth collectively makes a difference in the world!