Go Green on Valentine’s Day – February 2010

green heartAre you in love with the month of February? There’s a lot to be excited about, actually. There’s Groundhog Day, there’s Valentines’s Day, and there’s even Anti Valentine’s Day. Once in a while, you might even get the bonus 29th leap year day. However you celebrate the month, see if you can find a few things to make greener with the list from the Green Tip of the Day February 2010 archive. You’re sure to at least grab a few new ideas on going green.

2/1/10 Green Tip of the Day: Instead of buying baby food, make your own by steaming and blending veggies and fruits. Just store in the freezer!

2/2/10 Green Tip of the Day: Green your babies laundry by using soap nuts, a natural alternative to detergent!

2/3/10 Green Tip of the Day: Before making an impulse buy, think about it for a week. You will see you save money & you won’t buy a product you really don’t need!

2/4/10 Green Tip of the Day: When ordering online consider all the things you need to buy at once to reduce on packaging & shipping cost!

2/5/10 Green Tip of the Day: Green Tip of the Day: Educate smokers on the impact cigarette butts can have on the environment.

2/6/10 Green Tip of Day: Having a get together with the girls? Next time suggest a purse trade! Not only will you save money on not having to buy a new purse, you will be repurposing the old bags you no longer like.

2/7/10 Green Tip of the Day: Always bring a reusable cup when going to get coffee or iced coffee & some places even offer a discount!

2/8/10 Green Tip of the Day: Start a neighborhood recycling group for #5’s with Preserve Products program, either at Whole Foods or via mail http://www.preserveproducts.com/

2/9/10 Green Tip of the Day: When purchasing baby & kid toys, be sure to avoid toys that contain BPA & PVC

2/10/10 Green Tip of the Day: Spring is coming soon! Start planning what non GMO seeds you would like use this year or which CSA you will be joining

2/11/10 Green Tip of the Day: Cleaning out your closet & come across some old athletic shoes that have seen better days? Recycle your sneakers here.

2/12/10 Green Tip of the Day: Have a bunch of old stuff laying around the house? Consider selling the items on Ebay & donating all proceeds to your favorite charity

2/13/10 Green Tip of the Day: This winter try an organic facial cream to moisturize away all of your dry skin.

2/14/10 Green Tip of the Day: Happy Valentine’s Day!! Don’t forget the organic chocolate & organically grown flowers for your special green Valentine.

2/15/10 Green Tip of the Day: Check your area for local farms that will deliver fresh milk, eggs & produce. Not only is it cheaper, but the milk should be in reusable glass bottles!

2/16/10 Green Tip of the Day: Collect all of the catalogs that you receive & if you no longer are interested, call the company & have them remove you from their list. Less junk mail & saving paper!

2/17/10 Green Tip of the Day: BYOB, your own water bottle that is and help reduce the waste caused by disposable plastic water bottles!

2/18/10 Green Tip of the Day: Before throwing something away be sure that it is something that doesn’t need special disposal to prevent soil contamination (batteries, ink cartridges, oil, light bulbs, etc.)

2/19/10 Green Tip of the Day: Instead of thinking how you can recycle, think first about how you might be able to reuse the item (for example a padded envelope)

2/20/10 Green Tip of the Day: Plant a tree this spring! Not only is this good for the soil, the air you breathe, providing shelter for animals, but it also helps reduce global warming!

2/21/10 Green Tip of the Day: As spring approaches be sure to open your shades during the day & allow the sun to help heat your house!

2/22/10 Green Tip of the Day: Make the switch to an eco friendly perfume and skip the chemicals.

2/23/10 Green Tip of the Day: Think before you buy! Getting the itch to refurnish? Consider investing in a slip cover instead of a new couch or chair!

2/24/10 Green Tip of the Day: To reduce packaging, buy in bulk & once you get home store the goods in smaller containers measured out to what you would use in preparing a meal!

2/25/10 Green Tip of the Day: Try a new way to go green every day here’s a start with 51 Ways to Go Green!

2/26/10 Green Tip of the Day: Tax time is upon us! Save paper & efile this year! Also, store your backup in an electronic format in two places, just in case!

2/27/10 Green Tip of the Day: Have a weekend tradition of going out to get donuts? Instead of using the cardboard box they give you which can be loaded with chemicals, bring your own reusable container!

2/28/10 Green Tip of the Day: Think before saying yes to that ATM or gas pump receipt, not only will you save paper, but these receipts contain BPA!

Photo of the green heart in the introduction by D Sharon Pruitt on flickr, licensed under Creative Commons 2.0.

To take your venture into the world of green living one step further, visit TheGreenerEarth.com to shop for products like the reusable paper towels, BPA free lunch containers, and organic lotions!

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