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I’ve talked about it before but I think it’s always a good topic to refresh and add even more information when it comes to sharing eco-friendly tips. Over the last few years my family and I are constantly trying to improve on being more eco-friendly. I can’t say we’re 100% green but I’m proud of how far we’ve come and how we continue to try to improve. The one thing I like to say is to make it doable for must people just take small steps. A small step can make BIG difference, so no excuses you can start with baby steps and add on when you’re ready and you’ll find you’re being more eco-friendly all the time. You’d be surprised and how quickly it can make a difference and then you suddenly find yourselves doing more than you thought you could!
This is our recycling before we sort it. This is only one week’s recycling for three people. It’s amazing how much can actually be recycled from our daily lives, we can all be greener!
There are tons of ways to be more eco-friendly, and your pocketbook for that matter by becoming more eco-friendly. Preserving the natural landscape is important to our future and the future of our children. Teaching them how to reduce, reuse, and recycle while they are young will ensure that they know exactly what to do when they are older. Read more to find out 10 ways to be greener.
- Pay Your Bills Online- By paying your bills online you will reduce the amount of natural resources needed to make paper.
- Use Your Bike during the Warm Weather- Use your bike during the warm weather to make short trips to your grocery store.
- Use a Reusable Water Bottle- Rather than fill up the landfill with recyclable water bottles; use a reusable water bottle instead. A reusable water bottle can be refilled when needed.
- Turn Off Lights- Turn off the lights when you leave a room. By doing this, you will burn less current, and therefore, use less resources from the power grid.
- Use Natural Light- Open up those curtains and let the natural light shine in. Only turn on a light once it becomes dark out.
- Check Craigslist- Check your local Craigslist to see what they have to offer. They may have what you need at bargain prices.
- Use Both Sides of Paper- Use both sides of scrap paper for jot notes. If you no longer need the paper, have the kids color on the blank side.
- Make Your Own Household Cleaners- Make your own household cleaners with products that you can find in your home.
- Collect Rainwater- Collect rainwater in a barrel to water your garden and plants.
- Repurpose Glass Jars- Repurpose those glass jars and plastic containers that have been emptied of their food products. These can be used to store dry food goods, spices, tea bags and so much more.
It’s not on the list but I’m going to give you all a little reminder, remember to recycle, recycle there are so many items in your every day shopping that can be recycled. I’m amazed at how many bottles, milk cartons, cardboard packaging and more that we recycle!
I also save my hanging baskets every year including the moss ones and reuse them. I buy a few new plants and fill all my pots and baskets. This year it only cost me $60 for all the plants and that filled 6 pots, one hanging basket and some for my front and back garden in the ground!
Here’s the hanging basket I did this. the first picture is when I first planted and the second is only 6 weeks later!
What other tips do you have that you can share to be more eco-friendly?