Recycling is not the only way you can help mother Earth, keep reading for tips to become greener and greener every day.
Good green habits are not only rewarding but a good deed for the following generations but the best part is that being environmentally friendly is also good economics—in our home and budget, and with the earth.
At home, there are lots of things one can do to help the environment and play our part in reducing landfill waste, cleaning the air, and preserving the natural landscape.
Here are some small, easy, green choices you can make in your home. If you feel like it, you can choose three that you’re not already doing, and try to make it a habit for the rest of the year.
1. Plant a simple backyard garden. It’s good to remember where our food originates, and it doesn’t have to be huge or complicated.
2. Switch your lightbulbs to energy-efficient types.
3. Create a homemade compost bin (it will cost you less than $20!)
4. When it’s time, replace appliances to energy-efficient models (you have to look for the “energy star” label, that way you are sure about it).
5. Stop using disposable bags. Get some reusable bags or do one yourself, it is really easy to do.
6. Buy an inexpensive reusable water bottle, and stop buying plastic disposable bottles. It will change your life for good.
7. Wash laundry in cold water instead of hot.
8. Turn off lights when you leave the room.
9. Don’t turn on lights at all for as long as you can, opening your curtains and using natural light is the best you can do.
10. Drive the speed limit, and combine as many errands as you can in one trip.
11. Walk or ride a bike for errands two miles or closer.
12. Support your local economy and shop at your farmer’s market.
13. Find a Food Swap in your area (it’s where home cooks, bakers, canners, gardeners, and foragers get together to trade their homemade and homegrown food items)
14. Research whether you can sign up for local renewable energy from your utility company.
15. Pay your bills online. Not only is it greener, it’s a sanity saver.