Bring your own bag to the grocery store, shopping, and out to eat!
Check out BYOB, where they offer stylish bags that you can take with you anywhere!
Start your own garden! There are now many places that offer real seeds, not “hybrid seeds,” and that you can purchase and can be re-used! Start your garden by visiting GeoLife to find out more about organic gardening and farming.
BASICS – Simplify!
The easiest way to enjoy a healthy green life is to go back to basics; it is the consumerism of disposable products that have led to excess and destruction of our health, our wealth, and our environment! Start with your cosmetics.
Make your own cleaning supplies!
The myth that we must have a different cleaner for every part of the house is false! Cleaners can easily be made using lemon and water.
Check labels for products that you do buy to ensure that they are free of hazard labels and chemicals that harm the soil and water that you will be eating and drinking from!
Chances are if the label says toxic if swallowed, it would be toxic to your garden as well as your drinking water!
These can be washed in natural solutions that are non-toxic to the environment, and they do not need to go to the dry-cleaner that also uses toxic chemicals!
Eat organic non-processed and fresh food when possible.
All the toxins from chemicals and preservatives build up in your liver. The liver is the main storage area for toxins, and when this is not cleansed regularly, hypertension, mood disorders, and several other unpleasant health issues result.
It is a good idea to cleanse regularly to remove all the toxins from your body for a healthier, happier you!
Practice a form of meditation, yoga, tai chi, or another exercise that calms the mind and spirit and keeps your emotions in check.
In today’s fast-paced life, it is easy to let our life take control of us instead of the other way around.
Take control of your health and tell your body who is boss!
Yes, they are cute, but they are also messy and the biggest culprits for adding to our environmental crisis.
Keep your baby healthy and free of toxins and support the environment while you do it!
There are a few huge ways to do this; one is to breastfeed and cut down on possible contaminations from manufactured foods.
Once the baby is older, make your own food using organic foods at home instead of buying processed foods.
The second way is to cloth a diaper!
You might be thinking, yuck! You will be surprised that there are now a number of really cute cloth diapering systems that are easy to use, they include inserts, fashionable covers and save 1000’s during the diapering stage!
A few top brands include BumGenius, Bumkins, and a local favorite Poppy Pants.
There are now many brands that are very natural, safe, and organic.
To go to the next step, buy in bulk.
Despite the fact that the products are natural, they still come in small plastic containers that are tossed out.
There are a few things that can be done to make this a better process.
One buys large bulk containers, so you dispose of less and re-use them for other things.
Two buy large containers of the base that can be found through wholesalers and ad your favorite herbs or essential oils.
Many products can be made at home using items from your local grocery store!
Get creative and get a good book on home remedies and cosmetics!