Thursday, March 3, 2011

10 Things You Can Do To Be Green

  1. Turn the faucet off when you're brushing your teeth.  You're supposed to be brushing your teeth for 5 minute so why is the water running for that long?
  2. Carry your own grocery bags.  At WholeFoods you get 10 cents back for each bag you use.  You save money and the planet.
  3. Make your own cleaning solution.  Its easy, a little clorox, water and liquid soap.
  4. Make your own floor shining solution.  Even easier, a little vinegar and water and if you don't like the smell, just add a little tea tree oil or perfume oil.  Tea tree disinfects so I prefer to add that.
  5. When you're buying chicken, buy the whole chicken instead of cutup. Cut out the bones yourself and use the bones for stock whilst use the chicken for your cooking.  You can use the stock for soup or just have it as a broth.  If you don't like skin, just remove it after cooking.  You won't have to use oil or butter to make the chicken crispy and moist if you leave the skin on.
  6. When using butter in baking, use the empty butter wrappers to butter your pans.  You will save on butter.  You can also use the wrappers to line your pan.
  7. Have two bins in your kitchen.  One for garbage and one for recycle.  Most cities now have separate recycle bins, its as easy as putting the recycle garbage in the correct bin.
  8. Wear clothes again before washing.  You can also dryclean with Dryel thus saving on water and detergent.
  9. Carpool whenever you can.
  10. Make a grocery list and plan your meals so you don't have to keep running to the grocery store.  You will save time, money and gasoline with this one.
If I think of more tips, I will keep adding.  For now, these are some I came up with quickly.

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