Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Earth Day

With Earth Day coming up this week I decided to add some "green tips" There are different levels that people are willing to do in terms of an eco friendly lifestyle.

Here are some baby steps to take. They have a small impact on the environment but are the easiest steps to start with.

-cook meals at home. Fast food meals produce a lot of garbage (paper
cups,wrappers etc.) Cooking at home is also cheaper and healthier.

-take lunch to work in reusable containers

-stop junk mail https://www.dmachoice.org/dma/member/regist.action

-identify areas in your life that you would like to make changes. (in terms of impact on the environment) Start with just one and see how many changes you can make.

-ask youself if you need to wash every item of clothing after wearing it just once. If you have a job where you do not get very dirty you can wear pants and shirts more than once.

-Does everything you buy need to be brand new? Look into buying used items at Good-will, garage sales and on-line.

-borrow items from the library instead of buying them. Libraries have more than just books these days.

These are just a few ideas. More added later in the week.


  1. great tips! don't forget to carry those re-usable bags.. i always have some rolled up in my purse

  2. Simple but effective ways to start to change the world! It was great to realise I'm doing a good few of these things already!