Baby Steps for Going Green

By Amy Patterson


Okay, we get it - not everyone can just ditch every disposable they own and dump their conventional cleansers overnight. Sometimes, you just need to start by making simple, small changes that don't include a total overhaul of your life. Here are some fantastic baby steps for going green that won't require drastic changes: 

Stop your junk mail

Did you know that the average homeowner receives about 69 pounds of junk mail annually? That can really add up - not to mention, chances are, you don't want most of it anyway. 

Stop buying bottled water

As a country, we have a bad bottled water habit - a habit that adds almost 30 billion water bottles every year to landfills. Sometimes, when you're on the go, there's no other option - but for your home, invest in a filtration system and use reusable bottles.

Conserve water

Did you know that an average of 50% of water used in U.S. homes is wasted? By practicing simple habits like turning your water off when you brush your teeth and taking shorter showers, you can seriously reduce that percentage.  

Eat local

Not only is it fresher and (often) cheaper, eating local helps save tons of resources.

Source: Sustainable Baby Steps