Try one new organic food – It is healthy for you and for the environment, so why not try just one additional organic food this year? More and more types of food, from popcorn and kiwis to potato chips and avocados, are available as organic.
Line dry your sheets and towels – doing your laundry a greener way could hardly be easier – just hang a rope across the yard and drape your just-washed sheets and towels on it. If that is an option, try drying smaller items inside on a drying rack. The small effort will also save your money, since dryers sonsume between 5-10% of home energy.
Try mass transit one day a month – for folks used to commuting in their own car, it can be tough to give up the convenience it provides. Ease the transition by using mass transit just one day a month. Pick a day when you do not have a bunch of errands to run, and can afford to get home a little later than usual.
Buy less crap – this one is easiest of all, since it requires you to do absolutely nothing. Next time you are tempted to shop for some new trinket, or drive all over town looking for a new doochickey, just do not – instead just make do with the things you already have. You will save time and money, and have less junk to throw away later.
Change one light bulb – better to change one light bulb than to curse the electric bill. Try finding just one place where an LED light will work well, like a porch light that you leave on for hours, and make the switch.
Chill out on Non-Greenies – we all have at least one friend or relative who does not recuýcle, drives a big fat SUV, and keeps their house 65 degrees all summer, and 85 degrees all winter. Before you blow a green gasket, take a deep breath and relax – some folks will take a little longer to come around than others, and the best thing you can do is lead by example.