Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Easy Green To Do List... Making Every Day Earth Day

Happy Earth Day, everyone!

I hope that you have a chance to get out and do something for people and planet today in a very green way ;)

And as much as I love a whole day devoted to celebrating and taking care of our beloved Mother Earth, I think it much more meaningful to make EVERYDAY Earth Day. And why not?!

So...To make everyday Earth Day, I am posting this easy green to do list I received from a wonderfully eco-conscience friend of mine. Do your part today and every day...enjoy!

The Easy GREEN To Do List

In the kitchen...

  • Set the refrigerator temperature between 38 F and 42 F.
  • Set the freezer temperature between O F and 5 F.
In the dining room...
  • Use napkin rings and cloth napkins.
  • Use washable plates, cups and silverware.
  • Recycle containers by serving condiments in them.

In the laundry...

  • Wash and dry only full loads.
  • Wash with warm water instead of hot.
  • Rinse with cold water instead of warm.
  • Hang wash out to dry.

In the bathroom...

  • Shut off the sink while brushing your teeth.
  • Shut off the shower while soaping or scrubbing.
  • Install a low-flow shower head.
  • Reduce the volume of water in your toilet tank.

In the living room...

  • Switch off unnecessary lights.
  • Dress cool: don't turn on the air conditioner.
  • Raise shades on winter days; lower them in summer.
  • Install ceiling fans to use for summer & winter.

In the yard...

  • Compost leaves and grass clippings.
  • Avoid pesticides, use nontoxic alternatives.
  • Water the grass early in the morning.
  • Plant a tree.
Make Everyday Earth Day & Enjoy Mother Earth today :)