10 ways I am Greener Today than I was 10 Years Ago
In honor of Earth Day, I found it interesting to reflect on 10 ways that my life is "greener" than it was 10 years ago.
1. I walk to work most days of the week. One of these days, I’ll ride my tricycle.
2. I reduce, reuse, and recycle all paper, plastic, and aluminum products at home. I need to learn about composting.
3. I bring my own reusable bags to the grocery store. This is a great way to limit how much you buy!
4. I buy more organic foods like organic milk, eggs, and vegetables. I’d like to one day have my own garden and chickens.
5. I conserve energy. Instead of turning on the heater, I put on a sweater. I unplug devices I’m not using. I turn off lights.
6. I support local farmers’ markets and local farmers. Food travels an average of 1,200 miles before it reaches your plate and frozen food requires 10 times more energy to produce than fresh food. Everything just tastes better when you buy fresh food that is local and seasonal.
7. I recycle my clothing and purchase clothing at consignment shops. I also have clothing exchange parties with friends.
8. I drink tap water at home. It’s nice with some lemon or a couple slices of cucumber.
9. All of my bills are paperless. This just makes sense.
10. I helped plant a community garden with our very own Soul of the City Campaign. It’s fun to be green with others!
Have you taken any steps towards greening your life?
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