Fall is vastly approaching us and it almost seems like the year is coming to a close faster than most expected. This fall is the perfect time to make some small changes to becoming more green, and staying green throughout the rest of the year. Here are some quick tips to help get you started before the summer ends.
1. Invest in a good compost bin. Composting is one of the greatest things we could do for our world. Composting can give you back a lot of things as well like, fresh soil, a place to dispose of kitchen waste and scraps, and a great way to keep compost able items from going to our already over packed landfills.
2. Invest in a programmable thermostat. Programming your thermostat to 68 degrees when you aren't home is a great money saver and energy saver overall. Heating and empty home is pointless and waste resources more than you think. Program your heating and cooling to only when you're home.
3. Invest in cloth over paper. When the holidays start hitting us all back to back, ditch the paper towels, napkins, plates, and cards even. Going with cloth towels and napkins will save your wallet the headache of disposable, throw away items. Also think reusable when it comes to plates and utensils. And for those holiday greeting cards, go with e-cards or emails instead. And while you're going paperless look into paperless bill pay too.
4. Invest in a good freezer. Freezing food is great. It helps your family eat healthier and it also promotes more cooking at home. Freezing food that you've grown in your own garden is an even better step in the right green direction too. Not only is it food you've grown with your own bare hands, it can also be enjoyed throughout the winter season as well. And buying local foods is also helping give back to your community too.
5. Invest in your future. Make small changes throughout the fall and into the winter months. Investing small and going bigger over the course of time will make your choices for greener options come easier and easier throughout your life and your family's life.
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