- Change your lightbulbs. It costs more initially, but you'll save loads on you power bill.
- Eliminate plastic bags by using resusable ones at the grocery store.
- Reuse plastic bags creatively. I've starting crocheting with them, so you can always give your old ones to me.
- Use your dryer sparingly and air dry your clothes. Use drying racks and laundry lines outside.
- If you have a backyard, start a compost pile and vegetable garden. You'd be surprised how fun it is.
- Rinse and reuse plastic baggies and plastic food containers. It's a little more work than just throwing them away, but it saves you money, too!
- Conserve water by taking shorter showers and turning off the water when you shampoo your hair and shave your legs.
- Unplug all appliances when you're not using them or plug them into a power strip you can switch on and off.
- Bike (I'm not at this point yet myself, but I hope to soon.)
- Use pubic transit.
- Educate yourself on your municipality's recycling program and find other recycling centers that take items your municipality doesn't pick up.
- Eating less meat, especially red meat.
- Start using a resuable water bottle rather than drinking bottled water.
- Stop buying new clothes. Buy second-hand and hold clothing swaps.
- Stop buying new books. Use the library more often and borrow and loan from personal libraries.
- Don't buy any new furniture. Buy second-hand locally.
- Make your own natural cleaning products.
- Shopping more locally in general.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Little Green Things
For a while, I've been compiling a list of easy habits that can decrease one's environmental impact, and here's the list I have so far: