You’ve been wanting to “go green” for quite some time, but you just haven’t started – right? Here’s an easy list to get you started today! My beginners guide to going green will have you helping the environment in no time.
Does your neighborhood offer a recycling service pick up? If so, use it! That’s a huge deal! The small town I live in finally gave us all a bin to use, and they pick up every Thursday morning. It seems that every other Thursday is when my bin is full to the max. By finally getting this service is what really got me started in my going green efforts. However, I bought a composter about 3 years ago and my intentions were really good, but I’ve slacked a bit, but I’m back at it. Compost is so good for a garden, and there’s so much waste to save, so why not recycle the waste and put it to good use!!
I’d say if your neighborhood doesn’t offer a recycling pick up, let your city hall know that you and your neighbors are interested in recycling and that you would love to have that service available in your neighborhood.
Beginners Guide to Going Green
- Recycle recycle recycle (I put my recycling bin right outside my back door so it’s easy to dump recyclable things in.)
- Go paperless (change over to all bills electronically)
- Use coupon apps so you don’t have to print them
- Recycle junk mail
- Compost kitchen scraps
- Make crafts from recyclable items – here’s a cute craft I made with toilet tissue rolls – RECYCLABLE K-CUPS PARTY FAVORS
- Don’t drinking water from plastic bottles
- Help the environment and pick up trash where ever you see it
- Don’t leave lights on
- Reuse reuse reuse
- Minimize or stop chemical use
- Packing a lunch? Use reusable cloth snack bags and stop using plastic utensils
I try to do pay all my bills online and go paperless when I can. OMG….there’s so much junk mail that goes unread. I don’t even open it anymore, I just toss it in the recycling bin. Don’t they get it!!! I sure like my apps, but I’m still getting used to using them. I love making crafts from recycled materials. Right now, my son and I are making an OWL from recycled things we find around the house and in the driveway.
Well, I could go on and on how I contribute to the environment with my going green efforts, but I’d love to hear from you and how you are going green OR where you would start if you could.