June 1st, 2021           6/1/2021          5 Comments 

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According to the United Nations, we only have 11 years to prevent irreversible climate change! 

Everyone has a part to play! | A green lifestyle is a process, not a product! | “I don’t make an impact,” ​said millions of people.

Anyone can make the transition to a green lifestyle. People go green voluntarily, as homeowners, or for religious purposes!

This recipe makes caring for the planet easy and long lasting! These subtle life changing-choices create a new sustainable lifestyle. Using this recipe you can change habit into practice one step at a time, creating the ultimate earth friendly experience. ​


To battle climate change: 

  • Use reusable bags
  • Use hooks
  • Have a carpool partner
  • Grow a backyard produce garden
  • Extend the life of already purchased goods

To preserve water: 

  • Use shower timers
  • Run larger and fewer loads of laundry
  • Run larger and fewer diswasher loads
  • Use baking soda

To Minimize Adding to Landfills:

  • Use fluorescent lightbulbs
  • Use reusable utensils and straws


To battle climate change: 

  • Purchase reusable bags to replace plastic grocery bags. This reduces the amount of single use plastic. Americans use an estimate of 100 BILLION plastic bags a year, and 100 BILLION plastic bags use 12 millions barrels of oil to produce. (BiologicalDiversity.org)
  • ​Purchase and install hooks. This allows you to hang up your reusable bags, which reminds you to use them!
  • Call a friend to carpool to work. This reduces the amount of cars on the road and carbon dioxide emissions. (NationalParkService.org)
  • Growing produce eliminates the transportation and carbon emissions needed to bring produce to your local store.
  • Increasing the value and lifecycle of items already in your home by not buying a new ones.

To preserve water:

  • A shower timer reminds you to not waste time and water in the shower. The average American’s shower is 7.8 minutes and uses 59.8 liters. (Home-Water-Works.org)
  • Dish washing and doing laundry less often creates bigger loads. These bigger loads utilize the same amount of water smaller loads do.
  • Use baking soda instead of traditional chemical cleaning agents. It works well without the fumes and chemical processes need to make branded cleaning agents.

To minimize adding to landfills:

  • Switch out your light bulbs for the compact fluorescent light bulbs. These reduce the consumption of energy because they are more efficient and longer lasting.
  • Use reusable utensils and straws to limit the amount of plastic going into our landfills. In the US, 500 million straws are used everyday. (Ecocycle.org)


NANCY 6/2/2021 11:05:31 am

Hello! I voluntarily live a green lifestyle. Growing up, I have always been taught to care for the Earth because there is no “Planet B.” Earth is a wonderful place that gives us life, and it pains me to see the oil and manufacturing industries destroying Earth. Something I have implemented in my life from this recipe is purchasing reusable grocery bags and hooks to hang them on! I leave them by my door, so I can quickly grab one on the way out the door.  This way, I haven’t used a plastic grocery bag in a long time! Let’s get rid of single use plastics!

LEO 6/2/2021 11:11:31 am

Hi there Nancy! I agree that the world is being destroyed by large companies. It’s so frustrating. It’s especially annoying too since lawmakers won’t implement policies to stop them. I guess it’s up to us to not support those companies and not buy their goods. I loved this recipe because I recently bought a house. I used the tips like buying fluorescent light bulbs and doing bigger loads of laundry because it saves the planet, AND it also decreases my monthly bills by using my energy and water more efficiently. Why not go green?

NANCY 6/2/2021 11:20:30 am

Oh wow I didn’t think about how going green can save me money on my monthly bills. I too own a house and will make sure to change my lightbulbs and do larger and fewer loads of laundry and dishes. Perhaps I will even take shorter showers too!

FRANK 6/2/2021 11:17:01 am

I absolutely adore this recipe. Going green is very important to my religion. I believe that the Earth and its creatures are our responsibility to care for. We are all His creation! Some of the tips I’ve used are eliminating the use of single use utensils and straws because most of them tend to end up in the ocean, thereby hurting the animals. I also try to grow my favorite vegetables in my backyard because I know I’m not supporting huge delivery trucks polluting the air as they are delivering produce to my grocery store.

STEVE 6/2/2021 11:23:56 am

Hello there Frank, though I do not live green for religious purposes I love that you do. I think that is a very beautiful point of view. I am happy to see people making the transition to a green lifestyle no mater what the reason! We all have a part to play!