Don’t be trashy.
The average person in the USA throws out 4.5 pounds of trash per day- That is 250 million pounds a year! Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. It really does add up!
Are you a junkie?
Stop your junk mail and reduce your annual mail trash by over 41 pounds! Check out GreenDimes or 41pounds.org to learn more.
Bag lady no more.
Take your own bags when you run errands. Whether it is a produce run at the grocery store or a dinner on the go, a reusable bag is always the best fit.
Waste not, want not.
Keep your food waste out of the landfill by composting your kitchen scraps. This will save space in your trash can and money on fertilizer for your landscape and garden.
Keep it clean.
Find non-toxic, concentrated cleaning agents for your home. You can clean your laundry, your kitchen and your bathroom with just one chemical free product reducing your exposure to nasty chemicals and minimizing your trash contributions.
Keep harmful pesticides and fertilizers off your food and away from your body by shopping for items that are certified organic. Look for this certification on your food, your skin care and your clothing.
It all trickles down.
Our water supply is in serious shortage. Turn off the water when you are brushing your teeth and washing your hands. Install low flow shower heads. Collect rainwater to water your lawn, garden and potted plants, wash your car and clean your windows.
Turn off the lights when you leave a room, put porch lights on timers and switch to CFL or LED bulbs to reduce your electricity consumption and save money on your bill!
Things are really heating up.
Keep an eye on your thermostat. Turn it down a couple of degrees during the day to keep your bills lower and your footprint lighter.
Like a good neighbor.
Support local when you shop. Check the labels to see where products were made. Shop farmer’s markets to support local farmers and ranchers. Support small businesses that are owned locally and support local artisans, musicians and craftsmen.
Make it fun.
Being responsible isn’t always fun, but you can make going green a real blast! Compete with your neighbors to see who can reduce their weekly trash contributions the most, discover cool things you can make out of a milk jug, use your own veggies from your garden in your cooking or create a 100% reusable lunch kit for your kids to take to school. Learn what you can, teach what you know and keep the green ball rolling!