I often hear phrases such as, “What difference does it make?” or “Who cares?” Well, my heart goes out to those whom feel helpless and hopeless. Don’t let the Kermits of the world get your goat: It is truly a lot easier to be green!
Step 1: Stop shopping. A lot easier said than done, eh? Try it for one day, one week, one month. Baby steps. Don’t stop cold turkey or you’ll soon find yourself on a binge. Go through your closets and throw out what you haven’t used in the past year. Hold a clothing swap with friends around the same size as you. It’s a great way to reuse and refresh your wardrobe. Keep an ongoing “thrift store box” to throw things in.
Step 2: Plant a small veggie garden. Even if you have only a flower box, you can keep fresh herbs on hand for a quick and healthy green smoothie. Studies have shown that the closer to home your food comes from, the healthier it is for you and the environment. Start saving the earth one parsley sprig at a time!
Step 3: Walk or ride a bike into town. They do it all over the world and it doesn’t kill em! Heck, it may even make you feel better! Save gas, save yourself a bit of road rage, save the ozone.
Even if you only can do these little steps to grow greener in your personal life…it’s better than what you’ve been doing, so pat yourself on the back–you’ve just made the world a greener place today!