Wednesday, April 22, 2009

15 Minutes : Know It : Earth Day

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In honor of Earth Day today below is a list of simple items we all can do to help our homes be a little more green. We're all doing our best but, if you're like me, there's certainly more we can be doing. Please leave a comment with some of your favorite green-techniques.
  • Recycle, recycle, recycle! The city bins are a lot cheaper than your trash bin and you'll be amazed at how much you contribute each week.
  • Use Environmentally-friendly cleaners. They're not only better for the environment but much better for your family's health. We love Method products and Costco's Environmentally-friendly laundry detergent.
  • Limit disposable water bottles. Our family has really liked switching to a Brita water pitcher and Camelbak water bottles. My kids love having there own water bottle and use it ALL day long. It keeps them drinking more water and we're not adding waste by constantly throwing out plastic bottles.
  • Plant a garden! We're still working on setting ours up but really looking forward to it.
  • Start a compost. Free fertilizer for your garden and a great way to get rid of kitchen scraps.
  • Donate old clothing and unwanted items to local charity groups. Your junk could easily be another one's treasure.

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