Tips for living green everyday

  1. Put a stop to unsolicited mail. Sign up to opt out of pre-screened credit card offers. While you’re at it, go ahead and make sure you’re on the “do not call” list, just to make your life more peaceful.
  2. Reuse scrap paper. Print on two sides, or let your kids color on the back side of used paper.
  3. Conduct a quick energy audit of your home.
  4. Subscribe to good eco-friendly blogs (examples: Keeper of the Home, Kitchen Stewardship, Live Renewed, Simple Homemade).
  5. Before buying anything new, first check your local Craigslist or Freecycle.
  6. Support local restaurants that use food from less than 100 miles away and learn more about the benefits of eating locally.
  7. Fix leaky faucets.
  8. Make your own household cleaners.
  9. Line dry your laundry.
  10. Watch The Story of Stuff with your kids and talk about the impact your household trash has on our landfills.
  11. Learn with your kids about another country or culture, expanding your knowledge to other sides of the world.
  12. Lower the temperature on your hot water heater.
  13. Unplug unused chargers and appliances.
  14. Repurpose something. It’s fun.
  15. Collect rainwater to water your houseplants and garden.

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