Simple Ways To Go Green (Other Than Recycling)

Happy Earth Day! I don’t write about a whole lot of green living here on my blog, though I do intend to start doing it more. Most of the “go green” writing I have done on other sites. But since it’s Earth Day, I thought I’d share some of my super easy ways to green with you. It doesn’t cost a lot of money and it doesn’t take a lot of time to do it. Here are some of my favorites!

Here are some simple ways to help your family go green AND save money - and no, I'm not talking about just recycling! Ideas for getting the kids involved, too.

Simple Ways to GO GREEN!

 

How To Get The Kids To Go Green: Here I will give you some ways to get your kids involved in green living. My kids are only 4 and 2, and they are involved in all 5 of these suggestions.

Here are some simple ways to help your family go green AND save money - and no, I'm not talking about just recycling! Ideas for getting the kids involved, too.

Gardening with Kids: The kids love to putter around in the garden with me. Here I’ll share how I get them interested in growing easy-to-grow veggies and herbs. This also helps me teach them why it’s important for us to go green where we can, as well as responsibility and accountability.

How To Plant A Vegetable and Herb Garden: You don’t need a lot of room to grow your own veggies and herbs. Here’s how to get started – with tips for organic gardening as well. And yep, I include ways the kids can help too.

Here are some simple ways to help your family go green AND save money - and no, I'm not talking about just recycling! Ideas for getting the kids involved, too.

Go Green! Can you see my compost bin hiding on the right?

How To Compost: I tell you the different ways that you can compost at home, how to get started, and what can and cannot go into your bin or tumbler. I had a Garden Gourmet compost bin, however as an Earth Day gift to myself, I’m upgrading to a much more user friendly Envirocycle Mini Tumbler that I and the kids are going to get set up and started today!

But maybe you aren’t ready to make a big investment in composting until you see if it’s for you or not; eartheasy shares how to make your own compost pile.

And while many people think composters are big and ugly and stinky, that’s a myth. If you make sure to only compost the right items, you’ll never even know it’s there!

10 Easy Ways To Go Green That You Can Do Today: These ideas won’t cost you much money, in fact some of them won’t cost you a penny!

Here are some simple ways to help your family go green AND save money - and no, I'm not talking about just recycling! Ideas for getting the kids involved, too. How To Make Your Own Natural All Purpose Cleaner: Quit wasting money on toxic and harsh products. Why not go green simply by making your own all purpose cleaner that works just as well and cost more than half as much?BlogHer.com even had a “recipe” for making your own cheap and natural drain cleaner.

And if you buy a huge bottle of vinegar, check out Ask Anna’s post about 40 different ways you can clean with vinegar.

5 Ways To Go Green (Other Than Recycling): When people think “green” they think “recycling”, but there are so many ways to recycle that here are 5 suggestions that you may not even think of as recycling!

Regrow Your Own Celery, Garlic, and Onions: Yep, you can regrow certain veggies! Check it out – it’s an easy way to go green and will save you money, too!

Here are some simple ways to help your family go green AND save money - and no, I'm not talking about just recycling! Ideas for getting the kids involved, too.

Make Your Own Play Dough: This one might seem silly, but buying play dough at the store gets expensive! This version is easy to make, and the kids have fun helping.

So there you have it! Lots of ways to go green that you can start doing today. It’s easier than you think, and believe it or not, saves me a lot of money.

Looking for more ways to go green? Check out my board Make Your Own Cleaning, Beauty, and Household Products on Pinterest, as well as my Gardening board. You’ll find lots of easy and cost effective ways to go green there.

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