Sunday, February 1, 2009

Ten Green Tips for the New Year

OK—it’s a new year with a new administration. We’ve all voted, so now we can stop working and worrying and let Uncle Sam take over and do everything for us, right? Wrong. Real environmental change starts at home, so get crackin’ on these simple things this year!

1) If it’s yellow let it mellow, if it’s brown, flush it down. I realized it’s kind of disgusting, but the amount of water you’ll save is immense-- about 3 gallons per flush. You’ll also save some money as an added benefit.

2) Offset your carbon at one of the many good carbon offset sites. It’s a real cheap insurance policy against a real huge disaster for our species.

3) Don’t listen to all the naysayers who say global warming is hoax cooked up by environmentalists looking for a handoun, blah, blah blah…I’d include a link, but why give traffic to these kooks. Suffice it to say, they are in bad company.

4) Compost your table scraps and green waste.

5) Find ways to creatively re-use household items that cannot be recycled or composted.

6) Work toward totally eliminating household trash.

7) Walk more, drive less.

8) Freecycle items instead of throwing them in the trash.

9) Get items from other freecyclers.

10) Eliminate bottled water and plastic grocery bags from your life.

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