Light Shades of Green: 10 Tiny Changes You Can Make On Your Path To Green Living

Why "light shades of green"?  You hear it all the time, "go green".  Product packaging often promises "green" which is supposed to mean buy it, this is good.  Many times this is true, however, as we often see things listed "organic", "natural" and "heart healthy" when it's not necessarily so, the term "green" can be misused as well.  People often associate going green with spending big bucks and inconvenient changes.  

This series is about the small modifications, habit-changing if you will, that can lead to huge personal and planetary rewards.

10 Tiny Changes You Can Make

  1. Unplug appliances when not in use.
  2. Take the bus.
  3. Recycle anything you can.
  4. Shop secondhand.
  5. Reduce your use of paper products.
  6. Use a clothesline to dry clothing.
  7. If you live in a dry climate, replace some portion of your lawn with drought-tolerant plants that are native to your region.
  8. Buy produce local and in-season.
  9. Grow herbs on your windowsill rather than buying them.
  10. Bake homemade bread rather than buying it.

What are some of the small things you do?
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Flat Creek Farm said...

Excellent and simple list. I need to work on more of these.. really doesn't take any more time - just thought! -Tammy

Susan said...

Thanks for the helpful tips, Staci. We do unplug everything when not in use and we do buy all our produce locally. I feel blessed to live in an area that is surrounded by farms. By the way, I'm waiting anxiously for your soaps to be ready for purchase. Any idea when that will be?

daisy g said...

Wonderful post! So many small things really add up!