In honor of Earth Day and Earth Week, I have posted 46 great ideas to help you go green.
I’m not asking you to go out and buy a tree house made of bamboo and not shave your legs and only eat bird droppings, here. But if everyone were to switch up just a few things in their day to day lives, it would make an enormous difference.
All I am asking is to think about it.
1. Start carrying a reusable bag. These are easy to make out of old T-shirts. Just turn them inside out, sew the bottom securely, and turn right side out. Then cut the sleeves and neck off to create the handles.
2. Bring a travel mug to your favorite coffee shop. They have some awesome ceramic ones that look like the ‘real’ paper ones, here. Also, make a coffee cup sleeve out of your old sweater sleeves. Just cut the sleeves into rings and slip onto the cup.
3. Eat an all-local meal. If you live in Gilbert, this is an easy one. Eat at Joe’s Farm Grill or Liberty Market for some great food. You could just eat out of your own garden, if you’ve planted one. Or, you could visit a local farmer’s market to build a meal at home.
4. Take public transit. Hmm, got to admit, this is not an option for my family. When you live in the suburbs in AZ, it’s a little rough to get around, especially with 2 young kids.