1. Instead of throwing your Christmas tree away, consider recycling it. When you are ready to get rid of your tree, contact your local recycling center or division of waste management to see if they are accepting trees. Remove all of your decorations before bringing them in. The trees will be turned into compost. In some cities, the division of waste management will pick up your tree. Often times the tree needs to be cut up or cut in half. Please note that many cities will not accept artificial trees. Continue reading
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1st week (1/23-1/29): Go the entire week without using lights. We will use candles and an oil lamp. This will not be possible when we are at work. However, we will be conscious of lights and make sure that lights are turned off whenever possible.
I am continuing my journey to living as green as possible. I decided to stop using tampons and pads! I never knew there was an alternative to tampons. They are not in the grocery store and no one talks about it. I found out there was an alternative by reading the books, “Moneyless Man” and “No Impact Man.” The idea of reusing a cup seemed weird to me and I didn’t know exactly how it worked. However, I did some research online and after learning more I decided to buy a moon cup. I have already used it for one cycle. I feel comfortable using it and I am so happy that I made the switch. It is so much better for the environment and I save a lot of money!
Many of us want to look good. We use makeup to cover imperfections and enhance our looks. But, we don’t think about what is in our makeup. Many makeup products are toxic and bad for the environment.
I just finished the book, “No Impact Man.” It was fantastic and very inspirational! It is about a man named Colin Beavan who lives with his wife and child in a New York City apartment. He decides to live a year making zero net impact on the environment. That means no trash, no electricity, no elevators, no toilet paper, no toxins in the water, no television, etc.
It is almost black Friday and there are going to be many people out shopping. It will be a mad shopping frenzy! Do you want to rack up credit card debt? Do you want to stress out about giving gifts? Do you really want to make a negative impact on the environment? This is the beginning of the worst season for consumerism!
Many people have things lying around the house that they don’t use. Why buy new gifts for the holiday season when you can simply re-gift things around the house?
Many shampoos have chemicals that go back into the environment. They typically contain artificial colors, fragrances and ingredients that haven’t been specifically tested for safety. Many of these shampoos come in plastic bottles that cannot be recycled. That’s why you should go with “green shampoo”. Green shampoo can come in a recyclable bottle, is sulfate-free, is DEA free, is free of synthetic dyes, is 100% Vegan, 100% Biodegradable, 100% Alcohol free and organic.