One question I hear often is: Where should I go green first? It is an excellent question for a couple of reasons:
- Obviously you have to start somewhere and…
- It is impossible to do everything.
There are so many green choices that you can make. Are you going to eat organic? Wear organic? Sit on an organic couch? Drive a hybrid? Skip the car and ride a bike?
Where do you begin???
If you are trying to go green in order to “save the planet” then I suggest that you start with recycling. Recycling isn’t a very big commitment. Most communities should have a recycling program in place. Plus you don’t have to change any of your buying habits in order to recycle.
The only effort on your part would be setting up your home so it is recycling ready. That means that you’ll need to be sure you are part of your communities recyling plan and have their bins to collect the items to be recycled. You’ll also need a list of what things are recycled in your community. If your community doesn’t provide recycling, then you’ll have to locate your closest recycling drop-off location.
If you are already recycling, then I would suggest that you start reducing your amount of trash. Is this something that you could use again before you throw it away? Could you buy a big tub of yogurt instead of the individual size cups? Could you donate that item or give it to a friend instead of throwing it out? Think twice before heading for the trash can.
Next week I’ll share my suggestions for where you should go green first if you are trying to avoid toxins.
Do you agree that recycling is the perfect first baby step? If not, what would you suggest?
This post is being linked to Healthy 2day Wednesday on Day2Day Joys.