Saturday, November 24, 2007

5 Easy First Steps You Can Do Today

MSN now has a Green Section Hooray for that! I love seeing large entities take initiative and make a difference!

Check out the new green tips section on MSN AND their link to 5 easy steps you can take to simplify life and make a healthier life and planet

Part of being a conscious spender is being CONSCIOUS, yep, it's that easy. Think about your actions and your can re-train your brain to make savvier choices for a happier, healthier life.

Here's a recap of the 5 easy steps:
1. Bring a canvas or reuseable bag when you shop. I find it's easiest to have a few in my car at all times for grocery, farmers market, nordstrom (yep, I even bag my new clothes in canvas!)

2. Conserve electricity. I have a two light rule at home and I often find I only need one if I am home alone. Candles make a better light and mood at night anyhoo!

3. Save gas. Can you walk to the post office vs. driving there on your lunch hour? If so, DO IT! The planet and your tush will thank you for it!

4. Buy local. The waste involved in transporting produce is insane, support local farmers for healthier produce and to minimize impact. You are what you eat so eat quality!

5. Reduce your plastic water consumption. I say this as I just bought a six pack of Fiji water at the grocery store thinking I rocked for supporting a green water company however, it would have been better to buy larger quantities of Fiji water vs all the little ones.

I have some conscious choices to make too!


Karina said...

I think it is great that the Fiji water company is trying to mitigate their environmental costs by protecting rainforest and reducing packaging, but that doesn't change the fact that the water really does come from Fiji- just to reach Los Angeles, the water must travel at least 5,400 miles! That's an awfully long way for something that we have lots of in the US.

An even better option is to buy a water filter that attaches to your tap or sits in your fridge.

Ann K. Levine, Esq. said...

Great blog, Lorrie!!!! I carry a huge handbag and if I'm at the drug store or buying anything that fits inside it, I just throw it in rather than take a bag.....