How to Make Every Day EARTH DAY

Tips for making every day Earth Day |

Is being eco-friendly on April 22 enough to maintain a healthy planet? Do you wonder how to make every day Earth Day? Well, WONDER no more. Yes, friends, I’ve made an acrostic from my article subheads 🙂  Remember these six basic areas in which you can ramp up your greenness 365 days per year. Watch Your Water Water conservation and sanitation is a huge issue worldwide. Here in the U.S., we can do our part in a variety of ways: Drink from cups and reusable water bottles; reuse cooking water on plants; keep water off while brushing your teeth; install water-efficient showerheads, faucets and toilets; divert rainwater to your lawn or garden with a rain barrel. Here are 100+ ways to conserve water. Opt for Less Stuff Poet, designer and social activist William Morris once said, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or … Continue reading

Guilt-Free Green Tip #16: Take a Bike Ride

Benefits of Biking |

Welcome to a regular blog feature called Guilt-Free Green Tips. These will be easy action steps you can take to be a little greener, and each mini post will feature one tip. Choose the ones that appeal to you, and learn what eco benefits a single, simple step can make. I have biked to my various places of employment over the years, but my husband has done it continually for 21 years, which never fails to impress me. However, you don’t need to bike every day to make a difference. Start small. Choose to ride your bike to work one day this week. If that goes well, commit to commuting by bicycle twice a month or even once a week. If you work too far from home, try biking to run local errands or take a weekend bike ride with the family instead of driving to the mall. How Does … Continue reading

4 Easy Ways to Live More Sustainably

Thrift Store Shopping for Sustainable Living |

Welcome to the August 2013 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Living Sustainably. This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and The Pistachio Project through the Green Moms Network. This month, our members are talking about steps their families have taken, or hope to take, to live more sustainably. We hope you’ll find inspiration for your family’s journey towards sustainable living, and share your tips with us as well! –> Sure, living sustainably is a goal of mine. I know a smaller carbon footprint is better for the planet. But is it easy? Not always. Sometimes our family’s wants and dreams get in the way of being sustainable (like moving from an apartment to a single-family home or owning two cars). For us, the key has been to strike a balance between living abundantly and living with a lighter footprint. The ways … Continue reading