Green Living Isn’t Just for Hippies
Take the clothes outside – Every time you use your dryer, you’re using more energy than you need to. If it’s a nice day out, hang the clothes up on a clothesline. Let the wind and the warm air dry them for you. Leave the dryer for the days you really need them. Hanging clothes to dry worked for the pioneers and it can for you too!
Get rid of the junk mail once and for all – Junk mail comes in droves every year to unsuspecting households. The junk we receive ultimately gets thrown out, which is like throwing away our precious trees. There are a few places to sign up to stop the junk mail from donning your doorstep. Save those trees and the environment by just saying no to mail you didn’t ask to receive.
Do some of your reading and browsing online – Instead of getting 14 catalogs a month in the mail, save space and the environment by browsing through the pages online. No more stacks and clutter of catalogs getting in the way of your home and no more wasting trees to make them. View what you need online if your catalogs are available through the Internet.
Go homemade with your cleaning – There are too many chemical-based aerosol cleaning products seen in homes today. These can be harmful to us as well as the environment. In most cases, some of the cleaning can be done with regular ingredients you can find already in your home, such as lemon juice for cleaning mold and mildew.
It’s the little things in our daily lives that can make a huge difference for future generations to come. Do whatever you can to help out. If we each participate by implementing a greener life, even by taking small steps, we can provide a better earth for our children.
Tiffany Washko is the editor of Nature Moms,Â http://www.naturemoms.comÂ – After working several years in corporate healthcare marketing and public relations, she took time away to be a mother. This new pursuit lead her to a new passion, natural family living and writing about environmental and political issues. She currently works as a freelance writer and newspaper journalist.
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