Earth Friendly - What's It All About?
Earth Day began on April 22, 1970, at a time when environmentalists were a rare breed indeed. Slowly but surely, Going Green has gained more headway and more participants, shedding its mantle of the eccentric and offbeat along the way. Now, with global changes and reduction in resources becoming more evident by the month, recycling and 'being green' is no longer an eccentric exception.
Going green does not have to be painful. Start by taking a handful of tiny steps we like to call Micro Steps -- small changes to your everyday life patterns. They're easy to do and they all add up over time.
When you contribute in some small way, each and every day, you make a difference. Change doesn't happen overnight, but it does happen over time. Thank you for doing what you can, each and every day, to make your part of the world a greener place.
A few Micro Steps you can start using immediately ...
Toss bread wrapper closers in a small jar near the sink, instead of tossing them into the trash. Next time you need to close a bag, grab one from your handy supply instead of using a fresh tie wrap.
Save plastic butter dishes and their lids, and use them to store leftovers. A small strip of freezer tape makes a good label - just write down the contents and a date.
Instead of tossing out a wobbly chair, grab the wood glue and a roll of twine. With a few minutes of work and some drying time, you can secure the rickety bits (often a loose leg or a crossbar), and your chair will be nearly as good as new.
Replace incandescent bulbs with energy efficient compact fluorescents. They'll last a LOT longer, use a LOT less power, and save a LOT of money in the long run.
Sort your trash. Check with your waste management service for bins and instructions - or get your own sorting center set up and go to town (or wherever the local recycling center happens to be)!
Want more Micro Steps? We've included one or two in each Eco Friendly department.
Recycle This Button
Take this Think Eco-Logically Recycling button with our thanks. Use it on your blog, your forum, your website or wherever else you wish to reflect your dedication to helping the environmental cause. Share it with your friends and visitors. Show your support by displaying your Recycling button proudly, taking Micro Steps as often as you can, and teaching your friends and family about the importance of responsible and resourceful living.
Choosing sustainable resources is your gift to the world and to yourself. Select natural organic fabrics whenever possible. Choose wardrobe items made from sustainable resources such as organic cotton, wool, modal (beech), bamboo, recycled and repurposed items. Do your part - think eco-logically.
What is The Ecology Lass?
A place where you can find eco-friendly home decor, recycling, sustainable material items and apparel from dozens of merchants and hundreds of brands, all on one site. Browse by category to find what you like, then click on the picture to go directly to the merchant's site and buy what you want.