There are tons of ways to go green or to stay greener, but here are some good areas to focus on.
- Energy: Look into renewable energy. Lower your thermostat, see if you can sign up for green power through your local energy providers, and turn out the lights.
- Waste: Buy recycled goods, reuse the goods you own, compost buy items that come in recyclable packaging, buy used goods, and implement a home recycling routine.
- Water: Take shorter showers, build a rain barrel, use low-flow shower heads, and test your toilet for leaks.
- Community: Organize community clean up efforts, petition to plant more trees, tear down fences and make friends with your neighbors. People who communicate are better equipped to create eco-friendly change in a community.
- Dwelling: Build or buy green homes or look for a green apartment community. Keep your home free from toxins and improve your indoor air quality.
- Transportation: Take public transportation more often and walk, carpool, or bike more when possible. Choose a fuel efficient car.
- Food: Buy local food and organics, especially the most important organics. Support local farms by signing up for a CSA or shop at your local farmers market.
- Businesses: Buy products from local (when possible) sustainable businesses that have eco-ethics.
- Employment: Many folks spend more time at work than they do at home. All those things you do at home – saving energy, conserving water, recycling, and so on, are all things you should do at work too.
- Kids: Talk to your kids early on about green living. Teaching younger generations about eco-friendly living is one of the best ways to ensure positive green changes.
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