Living Green Tips

10 easy tips for Green Living:

1. Buy Organic. Organic produce tastes better, and it’s healthier! Start by just  a few organic items and work your way up from there. You will often find the price is not that much more then the Non organic. Usually only a few cents. Your worth that!

2. Eat Locally. The average American meal travels about 1,500 miles to get to your plate. Look for locally grown foods at your grocery store or farmer’s market. Vist our list Farm Fresh list.

3. No Paper, No Plastic. Anytime you hit the grocery store, meat market or mall, take your own reusable shopping bag.

4. Unplug! You can reduce your consumption of electrical energy simply by unplugging electronics when they’re not in use.

5. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Get in the habit of recycling your glass, plastics, aluminum and paper. Get the kids involved...there are some great craft ideas for using recycled items. Vist our kids area.

6. Save Water. Take quick showers, fix leaky faucets and turn off the water while you brush your teeth.

7. Use Energy Star appliances they use less energy, save you money and help protect the environment.

8. Grow a garden and have house plants  Houseplants can actually filter the air in your house and rid it of pollutants. And growing your own garden is a great family activity. See our Garen page for tips and ideas.

9. Use Homemade Remedies There are many problems that can be solved by using home remedies or other natural solutions. Avoid harsh chemicals in detergent and other cleaners, and make your yard a safer place by using natural pest and weed remedies. Make your own cleaners. Rather than buying cleaners, detergents, and other products with harsh chemicals, make your own with simple ingredients you have lying around the house. (see our Make at home page)

10. Switch Out Your Light Bulbs. Compact fluorescent light bulbs last 10 times as long and are 25 percent more energy efficient than conventional bulbs.