How to Develop Your ‘Green’ Attitude

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Posted on by Conor MacGuire

In times of the world’s crisis with oil, pollution, and money, here is little that can be done to change the course of things. Nevertheless, if each of us chooses to make even the smallest changes and sticks to their initial decision for a long time, something can be done for Mother Nature and our beautiful planet. Going green means living in harmony with nature like our ancestors did hundreds of years ago, before the world changed and we started exploiting it instead of protecting it.

Little things that count

You know what they say: car is a machine that runs on money and makes you fat, while bicycle is a machine that runs on fat and saves you money, so choose to use your feet and bike instead of driving everywhere. Once you start paying attention to the little and seemingly insignificant things you will see it everywhere: leaky faucets, light and TV turned on when no one is in the room, plenty of plastic bags thrown in the garbage after one use… You can change all that in no time, keep your own bag for when you go groceries shopping, adopt a habit of turning off the light whenever you leave the room, and have all the leaky faucets in your home fixed; it will save you money.

Clean and green

Did you ever stop to think about how people kept their homes clean dozens of years ago when there were no modern chemicals and disinfectants? People were equally healthy and safe without all the products we use today. By choosing to use environmentally friendly products to keep your home clean, you will discover just how little you actually need to make it happen. Use baking soda, borax, and white vinegar to clean your toilet, and a simple grapefruit and kosher salt to clean your tub.

Children’s role

As difficult as it may be, do your best to leave as little garbage as possible after a kid’s birthday parties. You don’t have to use paper plates; you can make a small supply of garage sale-bought cups and plates that you can let children play with. In addition, send your invitations via e-mails and text messages, informing friends and relatives where and when to come, and use latex balloons filled with helium gas instead of mylar ones. Because these are biodegradable, you can make a small event and at the end of the birthday and let go of all those balloons up in the air. Try to throw parties outside, in the garden, because children love running around, hiding in the bushes, and picking flowers, and it’s healthy for them to stay out on fresh air.

Plant your own herbs

Luckily, you don’t have to live in a house with a big yard to have your own small garden. Planting your own small herb garden in a few pots is a wonderful way to beautify your living room and kitchen, and also to always have fresh ingredients when you cook. You will know that your basil, oregano, rosemary, and sage are 100% organic, and not fed with pesticide or fertilizers. They look good, smell divine, and make any food taste ten times better when added to the dish, and what is more they are healthy.

My decision to show respect to Mother Nature has changed my life for the better, and members of my family are doing their best to make a difference and not burden our planet further with garbage and pollution. After all, we share living space with so many other living beings, it would be wrong if we chose to act like we are the only ones that matter.

 

Author Bio: Daniel feels inspired while thinking about ways to enrich his life with positive energy. No one will ever stop him sharing his green enthusiasm and deep concern for the future of our planet. Recently he found like-minded people in Speed Gas with whom he wants to continue his green mission.

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