If you are a novice greenie thats ok! It can be a progression and slowly shifting your lifestyle can make the biggest difference! Here are some small ways I am green in my own home and life.
These are amazing! For all of you who have dogs, you go through a lot of poop bags-switch over to these 100% Biodegradable bags.
See! Even your pets can be green!
I try as much as I can to not buy water bottles. Plastic is one of the primary waste component that consumes our landfills. Do your part and carry a reusable water. I have a cabinet full of them. If you HAVE to buy water bottles, buy ones that are made from recycled materials or have a low level of plastic content.
This one is SO easy! Buy reusable canvas bags- they are in every store and super cheap! You can never have enough canvas bags. These are so great for when you go grocery shopping-I keep a bunch of these in my car at all times to make it easier for me to remember to use them when I go shopping.
This shift was kind of hard for me. I am somewhat of a neat freak and constantly cleaning my apartment. I was going through too many rolls of paper towels and collecting too much garbage. After realizing how terrible disinfectants are for indoor air quality, I switched over to using green cleaning products that are made of natural oils and plants. They do just as great of a job as any other home cleaning product. The cleaning bottles are also biodegradable! DOUBLE WHAMMY! Instead of using paper towel rolls, I use old kitchen rags, towels that I cut into pieces, and even old t-shirts. My waste consumption from this shift alone has made such a difference! You can too!