Saturday, October 3, 2009

How I'm trying to be Green

Like many other people nowadays I am trying to be more green. I am FAR from perfect, but I am getting better every single day. Here are some of the things that I am currently doing:
  • I have switched to a vegetarian lifestyle (working towards becoming vegan) and my husband is now a pescatarian.
  • We only use all natural cleaning products (Just Natural Products).
  • We buy fruits and vegetables from my local farm stand instead of the grocery store.
  • We choose organic foods over tradional foods when the option is available.
  • We recycle everything we can.
  • We avoid using plastic products whenever possible.
  • We bring reusable bags when I go shopping.
  • We only buy recycled paper goods.
  • We trade books on Paperback Swap instead of buying new books.
  • We use soy candles instead of tradional candles.
  • We do not buy disposible dishes or utensils for parties, we use our regular dishes.
  • I am trying to buy either used clothing or organic cotton clothing.
  • We order tap water instead of bottled water at restaurants.
  • We unplug everything when it is not in use.
  • We do our laundry in cold water.
  • We have discontinued subscribing to magazines and newspapers.
  • I continue to learn by reading green articles online and share them with others on Twitter.
That's all I can think of right now! What are you doing to be more green? Please let me know in the comment section below. Also, if you have any suggetions for things I should do that would be great too. Thanks!


  1. Very good list!

    Three things I do that I didn't see you mention:

    1.) Car pool to work with a co-worker.

    2.) Signed up electronic bank/credit card statements.

    3.) We purchased all energy star appliances.

  2. These are great initiatives; I'm excited to have found your blog through the comment you left on mine- thank you! I definitely think that it's important to continue to learn and share ideas on this topic. My motto is, it's not about doing everything, it's about doing something and you certainly are!


Thank you for the comment!