Green living should become a way of life all year-round, but it may be easiest to start going green during the summer months. With the summer season and warm weather here to stay, this is the perfect time to make some simple changes in your life to truly go green. Here are some ways you can go green this summer:
1. Start a Garden
Go green this summer with your own homemade greens! As soon as the cold weather breaks, and you see nothing but warm, sunny days on the forecast, it’s the perfect time to start your own garden at home. Gardening is not only great for the environment, but it provides you with a safe, healthy way to produce your own vegetables and herbs.
2. Air Conditioning
Air conditioning can offer a much-needed break from the heat and can make sweaty nights bearable, but be sensitive to overuse. Turning up the thermostat a few degrees on your AC is a great way to save tons of cash while making the planet a cooler place at the same time.
3. Ride a Bike
There are few better ways to enjoy the warmth of summer than to ride a bicycle locally. Not only are you getting great exercise in doing so, but you’re saving the environment from the toxic exhaust of motor vehicles. If you live close to your work office, or simply need to run errands around your town, substituting a bike for your car is a great way to go green.
4. Green Tableware
Use reusable dishes and silverware rather than plastics or Styrofoam. If you absolutely must use disposables, make sure to pick up compostable varieties beforehand to put in the compost bin when you're through.
5. Post-It Notes
Post-It notes are perfect for little reminders, which is exactly what you sometimes need to go green. Write little notes for all different places in the house where you can be more eco-friendly; i.e. turning off lights, recycling when possible, and turning off the water while brushing. Plus, the kids will love sticking the notes everywhere!
6. Recycling Game
Since recycling isn’t much fun on its own, make a game of it with your kids! Once you have a house full of recyclables, set up three different bins for paper, plastic, and aluminum. Teach your children which products go into each bin and take turns tossing the items in (leaving the messy stuff out)!
Written by Jennifer Cicci of Babee Talk
As a mother, Jennifer understands the importance of offering nothing by the best for baby. Motivated by teeth marks on her children’s cribs, she decided to design a teething rail cover after trying products that didn’t measure up when it came to quality or style. What she found out made her even more concerned about children’s safety and health: The toxic chemicals used in the production of synthetic materials have been linked to birth defects, reproductive disorders, and weakened immune systems.
She asked herself, “What if I could revolutionize the way parents decorated their crib with a safe and stylish teething rail cover that could be placed on the crib from day one?” Babee Talk® launched in 2014 with organic bedding and accessories. Chew-friendly, drool-friendly, and organic inside and out, her products ensure a healthy start in life for babies.
She only offers products that she would provide for her own children. She hopes moms and dads will start to talk about the importance of choosing safe, healthy, eco-friendly products, especially for babies.
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