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. Use motion-sensor lighting for outdoors instead of leaving non-sensor lighting on throughout the night.
  2. Use organic, natural, fertilizer rather than chemical/synthetic fertilizer.
  3. Plant fast-growing shade trees on the East and West facing sides of your home.
  4. If you use your dryer, clean your dryer lint screen after every load to enable it to run more efficiently.
  5. Open curtains on sunny days in cool weather and close them on sunny days in hot weather.
  6. Use caulking or weatherstripping to fill gaps around doors and windows.
  7. Instead of pre-rinsing dishes before loading them into the dishwasher, try just scraping them.
  8. Use a bucket {or 2} to gather the water in the shower that runs while you're waiting for it to heat up, then use it to water plants.
  9. Fix a running or leaky toilet.
  10. Brew your homebrew instead of buying it.  Go a step further and buy the equipment secondhand.

What are some of the small things you do?
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