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10 Easy Ways to Live a Green Life

February 22, 2009 by  
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How big is your carbon footprint? Here are 10 simple things all of us can do to reduce our environmental impact.

  1. Decrease landfill waste by recycling.
  2. Pay bills online to save paper and gas used in mailing
  3. Use low-energy or compact fluorescent light bulbs and keep lights and appliances turned off when not in use.
  4. Use a cloth or other kind of reusable shopping bag instead of paper or plastic bags
  5. Start a compost pile for kitchen scraps.
  6. Purchase items that have less packaging, or even better, packaging made from recycled paper or other materials.
  7. Have junk mail stopped.
  8. Use cloth napkins and towels, not paper.
  9. Take shorter showers to save water
  10. walk, carpool, ride a bike or use public transportation, when possible.

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15 Responses to “10 Easy Ways to Live a Green Life”
  1. amber says:

    Awesome tips! Thanks for all of the good ideas to make going Green easier.

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  2. Anissa says:

    Those for the most part are pretty painless and so should be easy for most to do…so why is it that so many still don’t?

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  3. Katie says:

    We try to walk everywhere — it’s environmentally friendly and good exercise!

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  4. Great tips! We have been trying to do better as far as going green goes. We have bought and I have won a few grocery type bags and we use those most of the time except for when I forget them ugh. But I have also vowed to no longer buy paper plates however I’m having a really hard time with the paper towels. They are just so convenient for not only kitchen messes but dog messes too. I’m definitely not going to reuse something that I used for the dog mess KWIM?

    I still have a long way to go.

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  5. Angela says:

    I do about half of those now. But it was great reading all the “green” tips. I doubt I will start a compost pile, but the rest are completely doable!

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  6. jessica says:

    Great List! As a mom, I find that teaching my children these things starts as young as toddlers. We can teach them to turn lights off in rooms, the water off when brushing teeth, etc. I must admit that I tried the flourescent energy saving light bulbs this week (bought them at Costco) and they give me a headache (I have migraine problems and these contribute). But this just means we will have to focus our efforts elsewhere.

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  7. CC says:

    I really need to walk to more of my errands. Otherwise, I try hard to do the rest of these!

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  8. she says:

    1. i’m trying to get my office to recycle their paper!!
    2. i already do this
    3. i do this as well!
    4. i am still bad about this.
    5. i live in an apt so can’t really do this.
    6. food for thought.
    7. i need to do this
    8. i do
    9. i take pretty short ones.
    10. this is feasible from my home to the grocery store.

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  9. selby says:

    great tips. thx

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  10. Teresa says:

    Good advice. I’m not a tree hugger or go green fanatic, but I do want to do my part to respect this wonderful planet God provided for us. I do have reusable shopping bags and I use cloth towels instead of paper towels. I know I could do more, and I think the compost pile for kitchen scraps will be next.

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  11. Katherine says:

    I just started using cloth reuseable shopping bags and I LOVE them! They are so much bigger than regular plastic grocery bags and look stylish to boot!

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  12. Sharlita says:

    I would love to find out more about the compost pile thing. I hate how much garbage we throw out and then worse they are in plastic bags that don’t degrade quickly. So I would love to put old food back directly into the soil. I just hope it doesn’t attract wild animals. I’ve also started using green product and cleaners. They actually do clean just as well. I’ve been diluting shampoo with water and adding a tablespoon of baking soda and love the results. I’m hoping to be free of most commercial products soon. I don’t even use bleach! We’ll get there one day.

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  13. AnyaT says:

    Nice reminders! I do 8 out of the 10 things.

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  14. Kimberly B. says:

    I like these tips. I especially like the fact that they’re not complicated and aren’t inconvenient to implement.

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