Count Up to Earth Day: Tip 22 Make Green Goals

April 22nd, 2012

Here it is – April 22, and the end of the count up to Earth Day tips series. Yeah, I did wait until the last minute on some of these : ) But I got there.

Having a bunch of tips thrown at you for Earth Day can seem overwhelming. All you have to do though is start somewhere!

It’s never too late to start recycling, start taking your own bags to the store, start buying organic, or stop buying bottled water, etc. Even if you’ve done (or not done) all the eco-friendly things most people talk about, chances are there’s still something you can improve on.

Open yourself up. Think. Write some green goals.

Here are some earth-friendly goals I’ve worked on in the past, and  you might like them too:

1. Tell store managers when they don’t carry a product you want (your favorite organic peanut butter or recycled paper towels, etc.).

2. Make it from scratch with less packaging. For example, make your pancakes, dumplings or biscuits from scratch instead of buying boxes of Bisquick. You probably already have the ingredients in your pantry, and you’ll save money! Plus, you can use organic flour.

3. Choose organic whenever possible, but especially when it comes to beef and certain fruits and veggies.