Making the shift to Eco friendly one small step at a time…
Sometimes I need to remind myself that making just the smallest changes and doing it consistently will help reduce my carbon footprint.
For example, in the last year I have really tried to pay attention to what I buy when I go to the grocery store. As I do more research about and post more information, there are a few general rules that I always follow about personal hygene products, food and household cleansers:
- Less is more! The fewer ingredients there are in something you buy, the less chance there is that you will ingest harmful chemicals. Have you ever looked at a label on your face wash, your dish detergent, or that package of food?? If you can’t pronounce it, chances are it isn’t good for you or your family.
- Choose bulk or concentrated options over “individual packaging” ….
- Choose products that come in reusable or recyclable containers, not “throwaways”
- Buy whole fruits and vegetables that are organic or even better local! I know for some of us this can be difficult, but I always stay away from fruits and vegetables that are individually wrapped or packaged on polystyrene ( styrofoam ) or plastic trays.. it may look pretty at your local grocer, but it doesn’t look so pretty in that landfill.
- Always bring your own shopping bags… EVERYWHERE!! Why only bring a recycle bag to the grocery store – what about the other shopping you do?? I guarantee after a month this will become a great habbit that your family will pick up on as well!
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