Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What's your Green New Year's Resolution?

There are some simple things you can do to be more green this upcoming year. There are big ones like composting, but small things like switching to reusable bags and buying local produce will make a big impact. Here are some ideas...

* Switch to reusable bags. Plastic bags consume oil and water during production, and don't break down. You'll also get some money back every time you shop (most stores give you a credit for every bag you use of your own!).

* Conserve water. This is an easy one that will also save you some money. Using low flow toilets, showerheads, and your own filtered tap water will conserve huge amounts.

* Eat more Veggies. Now how is this going to help out the planet? Veggies use less energy and resources to farm than meat, and don't have huge emissions like cattle and other animals. Reducing the amount of meat you eat(or going vegetarian or vegan if you're really dedicated!) is a huge step in being greener.

* Check your home for leaks. Air leaks. Energy escapes through small gaps and crevices in your home, and you can plug them up. They cost you money, and they waste energy. All it might take is a little weatherstripping.

Have some Green New Year's resolutions of your own? Be sure to tell us about it in the comments section!

1 comment:

~Danielle said...

My New Year's Resolution is to cut my trash in half by increasing the amount that my family recycles. Happy New Year's!