|Your Life is 64% Green|
You live a very green life, and you’re aware of how your actions help the earth.
Of course, it’s hard to be totally green. But when you make a tradeoff, you know why you’re making it.
Now, I don’t think this quiz is necessarily all that accurate, because I don’t consider myself to be all that “green”, yet. Nonetheless I would like to start taking steps to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. I am also interested in what a Christian’s responsibility in regards to the environment is and hope to blog about that topic soon.
But, for now I would like to share some tips and resources with you. Really, there are some things you can do to alter your lifestyle that will not hurt your pocketbook or usual routine much at all. Many of you may already be doing many of these thing without realizing how “green” they are. Things we are currently doing:
- Recycling when possible and/or convenient
- Striving to cut down on bottled water use
- Printing on both sides of paper
- Using fluorescent bulbs
- Turn off lights when you leave a room, hanging many things to dry rather than run them through the dryer, not leaving faucets dripping
- Packing garbage-free lunches by using only reusable containers
- Striving to cut down use of plastic baggies and reusing them many times over when safe to do so
- Only using heat/AC when absolutely necessary (those of you close to us, know this to be true, painfully true)
- Do some shopping at local farmers markets in order to support local farms/ try to purchase organic and all natural products
- Had a house inspection to find out ways to seal our home and prevent wasting energy
- Not idling in the car/not sitting in long drive thru lines
Things in the works:
- Purchase and use canvas grocery bags
- Further cut down on plastic storage bag use
- Use cloth diapers (Jason’s idea–not mine…we’ll have to see about that when the time comes)
- Start weeding out harmful cleaning supplies, toxin filled toiletries, etc. from our home.
- Be more conscious of where our purchases come from and how it affects the world
- Cut down use of paper products by using cloth napkins, cloth dish towels, microfiber dust rags, etc.
Read about how San Francisco is the first city to ban plastic bags.
Browse and purchase your own stylish, reusable grocery bags.
Take a garbage free lunch by using a wrap-n-mat.
Check out the world of cloth diapers.
Replace energy-hogging light bulbs with these.
Test your Water IQ.
Find out what’s in your favorite beauty products and how it may be harming you.
Shop for natural living gear.
Support local farming.