Despite what you may have heard from Kermit, the benefits of going green are substantial, and it’s getting easier all the time — in all aspects of life. If you’re patting yourself on the back because you tote that recycling bin to the curb each week or you’ve purchased reusable cloth bags to take with you to the grocery store, know that those are important ways to demonstrate your commitment to the cause.
But you can extend your "green-ness" to many other aspects of your life. Let’s count some of the ways:
- Give up buying water. Instead, use a filtered pitcher or your refrigerator’s filtered tap to fill reusable, personalized water bottles for the entire family. You’ll save money and be in style as you stay hydrated.
- Return to the past. Rather than buying specialized cleaning products for specific uses, check out "Grandma’s recipes" for homemade, non-toxic cleaning solutions and pest-control products. You will soon believe that vinegar, baking soda and select garden plantings are "miracle" products.
- Walk for the Planet. Going green can mean getting fit and staying in shape, too. On a daily walk with your dog or your children, you can pick up trash, get needed sun and exercise, take advantage of "teachable" moments, learn to love nature and the outdoors, and save money all at the same time. What a great idea. In the same vein, when you go to the mall, head for the remote parking row, then walk between stores. It’ll make you feel better about yourself and the environment.
- Take a vacation. Eco-vacations are the latest trend. With low-impact tourism, you can visit remote areas of beach, mountains and pristine parkland, enjoy a wealth of sights and wildlife, eat well, learn a lot, and leave knowing you haven’t affected nature. It’s a far cry from traveling along crowded highways and stopping at fast-food outlets. Check it out!
And for cleaning your home in the best way possible, let Mopfrog of Danbury help you out. We’re green at what we do!