Green living is a hot topic these days, but what does it really mean? The EPA has defined green living as making sustainable choices about a variety of things, such as what you eat, how you travel, what you purchase, and how you dispose of items. It is believed that by implementing these practices into your lifestyle, we can make a change in our environment.
Green living will help bring balance to conservation and preservation of our planet’s natural resources. Not only is green living thought to be healthier for us, but it will lessen the impact on the earth. Taking steps towards green living does not require that you have a degree or that you do a bunch of research, it simply means making smarter choices.
Involving the whole family in green living will make the transition easier. Each week, have your children think of one thing that you can improve in your home, toward green living. This can be fun and gets everyone involved. Things such as turning off lights when leaving a room, or turning off water while brushing their teeth are easy and fun ways to get started.
Other green living changes that you can look at include wind and solar power, organic gardens, compost, and more. Today, green living involves more than just recycling. It includes nutrition, health, agriculture, food, environment education, economics, and home and family. Green living must become a part of your family culture in order to be sustainable. Here are a few simple changes I am making to make my family a little greener:)
Becoming a green family will encourage and inspire everyone to be wise consumers and become eco-friendly. It is not an overnight change, but an ongoing process. Discuss green living as a family and start making green changes today.
What are some simple choices you make to live green? Are there any changes you could easily make to live a little greener?
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