Recycle. Reuse. Repurpose.
- Flip the Switch: When you are not at home, set the thermostat warmer (summer) or cooler (winter) to save money and energy.
- Eat More Veggies: Eating your greens is great for your waistline, but good for the earth. Meat production uses more resources in production.
- Green Light: Using energy efficient lightbulbs last up to 10 times longer. Plus will save you money.
- Hanging Around: Nice weather is a perfect setting for drying your clothes. Dryers are a huge energy hog.
- Pearly Whites: Turning off the water while brushing your teeth can save up to 8 gallons of water.
- Dine In: Cooking dinner at home is a huge money saver and healthier for you!
Let’s chat about No. 6.
- List: Start by making a grocery list. This will keep you on track while at the store. Not on the list. Not in the cart.
- Repurpose: Make sure perishable items are used in more than one dish on the weeks menu. For example buying butter lettuce is perfect for lettuce wraps one night and salad the next.
- Leftovers: When cooking I just go for it. I can always freeze or take my lunch the next day. Win! Win!
- Ingredients: When cooking at home you control what goes into your food. You can avoid using too much salt, oil and butter.
Being green is good for you and good for the earth.