G is for Green Living
If there is one thing that I am really passionate for in life, aside from faith and family, it is Green Living. I'm constantly looking for new ways to improve our lives and the earth around us by living more sustainably. It's instinct really. We as humans didn't start out by driving our SUVs to the local super store and stock piling weeks worth of food. I still do this on a monthly basis, but I'm talking about learning how to slowly cut that process out by becoming more sustainable and green. If you're looking to start the path of green living here are some great starter steps: Five Easy Ways to Save Money While "Going Green"
Buying locally grown fruits and veggies or growing our own, has been my recent challenge. My city has a fantastic Farmer's Market and now that the weather is getting warming, I'm just itching for it to reopen. Last year, when we first moved into our home, the challenge was learning how to compost and following through with it. We've been able to reduce our waste by a bag or more of garbage each week! Then came learning how to clean more greenly and I'm not talking about those pricey "green" cleaners you can buy in stores. Here are some of my favorites: Natural Cleaning Agents I Can't Live Without. Soon after moving into our house we discovered that it was not energy efficient. At all. We had a weatherizing audit and were able to take several steps to make our home more efficient. I wrote about them here: Weatherize Your Home for Winter.
I'm continually trying to instill earth friendly habits in my children as well. Here are two articles I've written on how to get your children more involved in the recycling process: Educating Your Children About Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling and Five Earth Day Crafts for Children.
So, a lot of shameless promotion of my work today. I know. This is something I'm just so passionate about and since I already wrote on many of these topics it seems redundant to repeat it here. Hope you enjoy some or all of my articles and I hope it inspires you!
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