22 Simple Ways to “Go Green” for Earth Day

posted by Andrea | 04/22/2011

Today is Earth Day!

And on Earth Day we’re supposed to be more “green”, more eco-friendly, etc. However, I often get overwhelmed with the whole “going green” thing because I see others who are doing so much more than what I’m doing.

It takes time and effort to live a “green” lifestyle — and I don’t always have time and effort to give! But over that past couple of years, I have taken several very simple steps to redue our waste and start our journey torwards more sustainable living.

Since Earth Day is April 22, I figured I would share 22 very simples ways that we can all do our part to be a little more green.

22 very SIMPLE ways to “go green”

1. Switch to LED light bulbs

2. Recycle anything — we do this for free with the  city

3. Donate your paper to a church or school “Paper Gator”

4. Make your own facewash

5. Use vinegar instead of harsh chemicals for ALL sorts of cleaning projects

6. Plant a garden

7. Buy recycled products

8. Walk or ride your bike

9. Shop with reusable shopping bags — you can even make your own.

10. Hang your clothes to dry

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11. Plant a tree

12. Turn the heat down a few degrees — or leave the windows open instead of turning on the AC

13. Pack your lunch in a reusable lunch bag

14. Go to a farmer’s market — by local

15. Switch to a reusable water bottle

16. Pay your bills and do your banking on-line to eliminate paper statements

17. Turn your lights off when you’re not using them

18. Pick up litter in your neighborhood or on a local highway — get your family involved

19. Start a compost bin — I really want to do that this year

20. Collect rainwater in rain barrels and use it to water your garden

21. Install a washable filter for your furnace. You can simply rinse it out every month and reuse it.

22. Be a conscious shopper. Stop buying foods and other items that are over packages and instead, buy items in bulk or that have recycled packaging.

There you go, 22 super simple ways to “go green”. I garauntee you can impliment at least one of them today!

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6 comments

  1. Rachael

    04/22/2011

    I feel much better about myself realizing we already do all the things you mentioned!

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    Andrea Reply:

    oh good, glad you feel better about yourself! All those little things add up over time and produce big results…keep it up!

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