Sustainable Saturday - 40 Tips to Go Green at Home

Not long ago I posted a document Getting to Green in 2010 with many ideas to incorporate into your home to be more sustainable, green, earth-friendly, etc. 

Here is an excerpt from the Simple Mom's post on 40 Tips to Go Green at Home:

The thing I love most about practicing green alternatives in my home is that nine times out of ten, they are the more frugal option. And I love being frugal. Being environmentally-friendly is just good economics – in our home and budget, and with the earth God gave us.

There are many little things we can do in our homes to play a small part in reducing landfill waste, cleaning the air, and preserving the natural landscape. But we double our efforts when we get our kids involved, helping them understand the why to our what. When they get it, it’ll be second nature to them when they’re adults – and that much easier to pass it down to their children.

Here are some small, easy, green choices we can make in our homes. Choose three that you’re not already doing, and make a point to do them this year. Perhaps they’ll become a habit, part of your family’s M.O.

40 Easy Ways to Go Greener at Home – Besides Recycling

1. Plant an herb garden. It’s good to have a reminder around of where our food originates.

2. Switch all your lightbulbs to CFLs (or at least switch a few).

3. Create a homemade compost bin for $15.

4. Switch one appliance to an energy efficient model (look for the “energy star” label).

You can read the rest of her post here.

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