Three Easy Ways to Go Green:
One of parents’ main concerns is to provide a safe and healthy environment for our children. By taking steps to go green we are able to provide that for them, and in doing so we pass on the tradition of conserving and replenishing our environment. Being kind to our environment can be as simple as refilling the same water bottle instead of purchasing a 32-pack of plastic bottles or recycling your cans and glass jars. Our smallest actions can have a lasting effect on the sustainability of the environment and what we leave our children. So we’ve put together three simple ways to kick-start your families’ efforts toward a green lifestyle!
- Buy local produce: not only are you reducing your carbon footprint but you’re also aiding local, family-owned farmers and boosting the local economy. If you’re feeling extra ambitious plant your own little veggie garden!
- Use less electricity: Unplug appliances if you are not using them or purchase compact fluorescent lights; not only do they last longer but they reduce your overall energy use.
- Recycle your E- (electronic) waste: items such as cell phones and computers should be kept as long as possible, when it’s time for an upgrade you can donate it to local charities. By recycling your e-waste you’re also helping someone who is in need.
Have any easy green tips of your own? Let us know!