Im very interested in going Green. but where to start?

Crystal - posted on 09/01/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I would love to Go Green. but im new at this and i have no clue where to start or what to buy or anything really.. so any help would be amazing..



thanks

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Diane - posted on 09/04/2009

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I to am trying 2 do more 4 r environment. I recycle though my neighborhood does not. We try 2 always turn off lights etc... so good for u if only more people took the initiative!!

Linda - posted on 09/01/2009

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I took an environmental history class that totally boggled my mind about plastic water bottles. Something needs to be done...

Linda - posted on 09/01/2009

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Check out the plastic continent (google)- that in and of itself makes me want to stop using all plastics. I've been in the process of going green for a few years... but any part helps. We don't use much electricity (air dry much of our clothes), use more natural products like castille soap or vinegar and baking soda for much of everything (laundry detergent/household cleaning), I don't use many commercial shower products (my husband has been using a vegetable enzyme deodorant that doesn't have any parabens (it supports the small people), recycle/recycle/recycle. Stop using plastic bags/sponges/paper towels they are a waste use clothes that can be reused (again see the plastic continent). Petition that local stores stop using plastic bags. I buy many soy products for home fragrances, supports the farmers. Plant your own veggies, consolidate outings so you don't use your car for trivial trips. Cloth diapers are excellent, and not much more work than disposables (I've never tried, but am contemplating it with my second child). Good luck, and kudos to you for being mindful of our environment!

Jocelyn - posted on 09/01/2009

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Quoting Melissa:

Stop Buying Bottled Water, They Sit In Landfills For Years.
Use Eco Friendly Household Cleaners
Use Eco Friendly Lightbulbs
Unplug Any Electronics You Dont Use.
Shut Lights Off When You Leave The Room
Recycle Plastic, Glass, Aluminum and Newspapers If Your County Offers It.
Keep Car Tires at Recommend PSI For Optimal Gas Mileage.
Eat Organic Foods (They Dont Use Chemicals Which Run Off Into Water)


perfectly said!



the only thing i can think to add is buy a metal water bottle and some reusable bags (shopping, lunch, etc) and use cloth diapers.

Melissa - posted on 09/01/2009

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Stop Buying Bottled Water, They Sit In Landfills For Years.
Use Eco Friendly Household Cleaners
Use Eco Friendly Lightbulbs
Unplug Any Electronics You Dont Use.
Shut Lights Off When You Leave The Room
Recycle Plastic, Glass, Aluminum and Newspapers If Your County Offers It.
Keep Car Tires at Recommend PSI For Optimal Gas Mileage.
Eat Organic Foods (They Dont Use Chemicals Which Run Off Into Water)

Marina - posted on 09/01/2009

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I started with diapers! Buying organic diapers that are made from recycled materials and are biodegradeable is a great way to start going green with your baby!

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