Goals I have for the new year now include cutting out more disposable packaging, or packaging all-together, and getting out into nature more often. Not just locally, but making more trips to close, but not right next door nature sites with my son. This year has been crazy busy, and we've been slacking on nature adventures.
In any case, if you're new to green living or just need some easy ideas, here are some super simple and low-cost green resolutions you might want to try out...
- Switch to all cloth napkins - no more paper. For the extended goal cut out all paper towels. Cutting out paper towels was a resolution of mine maybe four years ago, and it was tough, but doable.
- Wash all your laundry on cold. It'll still get clean (I promise) and you'll save water, money, and energy.
- Get a clothesline - this is a super cheap and earth-friendly way to hang clothing. A decent clothesline and about 50 clothespins will cost you under $15 in almost all cases (in most cases under $5). Note that you’ll also save money on electricity. BTW you can skip the line if you like. I take all my clothes, hang them on hangers and let them dry in the bathroom on the shower rod. Easy and a time saver because my clothes go right to the closet.
- Choose three food items and always buy them in organic form - Three is a good start. Make your choice based on items that generally have more pesticides and by foods you buy most often.
These are just some easy ideas. Maybe you already do all of the above. Maybe you want some bigger green goals to challenge you this year. Share your green goals for 2010 below.