Green Health

 

Want to have a positive impact on the environment, but don't know where to start?  Green living is easier than it sounds.  You don't have to completely overhaul your lifestyle and give up your luxuries to be good to the environment.

From your own home you can make small waste reduction and recycling efforts that will help conserve the earth's resources by using less, creating less trash, and polluting the earth less.  To live greenhealth won't cost you more money.  It may in fact, help you to save.

When trying to make green living changes at home, consider these four basic principles of conservation and waste reduction:

  • Recycle. Recycle paper, plastic, electronics, batteries, and everything else you can, curbside or at a local drop-off.
  • Reduce. Overall, reduce the amount of material you buy, use, and throw away, and reduce your chemical impact on the environment by cutting back on household cleaners, pesticides, and more.
  • Reuse. Think of how many disposable products are cluttering landfills — paper plates and napkins, plastic cups, disposable razors. Stick to reusable materials and skip single-use products whenever possible.
  • Re-buy. You don't always have to buy everything new. Purchase used items, borrow materials from someone else instead of buying your own, or buy goods made from recycled materials as often as you can. 

Practicing these environmentally sound principles will get you thinking about — and changing — how you use consumer products and treat the environment.

 

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