Going Green is Easier Than You Think
The older I get the more green I am learning to be and one of the biggest things we have implemented in our household is the addition of composting. While at first, I admit that I was hesitant to start, but since we have started I’m loving the benefits. We have a Noaway Composting Bin from AlaSaw and have been composting since May. While it is a process, it doesn’t really take a lot to do and I only have to empty my bin a couple times a week. Now if I can get Brady to build me a box for outside, we will be all set come next garden season with nutrient-rich soil.
Our next living green adventure is going to be to get rid of plastics in our house so we have less waste. We have always had plastic water bottles to drink out of and so forth, but we are making the switch to filtered water. While I’m sure that we will still use some plastic items, we are going to start recycling them to help out even more. I recently purchased some Bio Bags that are compostable instead of the everyday brand I’ve used for years.
Some other ways we are going green is recycling items like paper, plastics, and glass. We have bins set up in our kitchen for each of those and then once the bag is full, we take it to the local recycling center. While there are a few places that we could take it, and get paid for it, we just recycle it for a local company that helps mentally challenged individuals. That way we are doing our part to help the environment as well as helping those who otherwise wouldn’t have a job.
Recycling our plastic grocery bags also is something we do, but I will admit we use reusable totes most often. But when we get a few extra plastic sacks, we use them for trash can liners in our bathroom trash can. Then any extras past that are taken to our local Chillicothe Beauty Academy so they can use them in their salon. It is a win, win because I know they appreciate it the extras and we save the environment at the same time.
If each and every one of us implemented just one of these small changes, our Earth would be much better off in the end. Because I’m just getting started on my journey, I’ve been doing a lot of research and reading on Adrian Rubin’s site. I’ve found some great tips and tricks and ways to go green, that I hadn’t previously thought of before. Join me as I go green, in an effort to leave a better Earth for my new grandbaby that will be here in just two short months. Each change we make will impact our Earth, our Environment as well as future generations to come.
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