Top 10 Ways to Green Your Routine

  1. Remove non-native plants on your property. Wildlife prefers native vegetation. Consult with your local nursery for assistance.
  2. Use bird feeders, bird baths, and bird houses. Consider adding a water feature-birds are attracted to water. But keep an eye on the cat.
  3. Help a turtle cross the road! Watch for them in the summer. Carry them to the side they were headed — otherwise, they’ll try to cross again.
  4. Test your lawn to see what it needs prior to applying chemicals. Go organic if you can–the cost is worth it in the long run, and you’ll feel better in your bare feet.
  5. Pick up litter on the ground, even if you didn’t put it there. Carry a trash bag in your car to prevent loose objects from flying out open windows.
  6. Household products make great cleansers. Try using vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice. They’re better for water treatment systems and your health.
  7. Reduce your plastic consumption. Plastic waste forms giant floating islands in the middle of the ocean, releasing toxins and killing sea life, including turtles, birds, and fish, which confuse plastic with food. Instead of plastic use reusable shopping bags, water bottles and utensils.
  8. Use cloth bags at the grocery store instead of plastic. If you use plastic bags, reuse them on your next shopping trip. When they wear out, they can be recycled. Many grocery stores have recycling programs for plastic bags.
  9. Combine errands to make fewer car trips.  It will reduce pollution and save you money, too!
  10. Choose environmentally-friendly detergents and household cleaners—or make your own! Besides being better for your health, these products are safer for the environment since what goes down the drain can end up in our oceans.
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