Making Green New Year’s Goals: January 2010

snowflakeOnce the holiday season is over, the onset of cold and a new beginning on New Year’s make it the perfect time of year to pick out Green New Year’s Resolutions. What are you consuming that could be reduced? What are you throwing away that could be saved? What are you recycling that could be reused? Go over the list below and see which of these year long goals and ideas might help you make January the beginning of a new greener life!

1/1/10 Green Tip of the Day: During cold winter storms sprinkle some bird seed on top of the snow for your feathered friends in the neighborhood!

1/2/10 Green Tip of the Day: Now that the gifts have all been put away see if there are items which have been replaced & donate these items! Old towels and blankets are perfect for your local animal shelter and clothes are helpful for your local homeless shelter.

1/3/10 Green Tip of the Day: For the moms to be in the new year, treat them to an organic diaper bag which is more healthy for the baby & the earth

1/4/10 Green Tip of the Day: Save old wrapping paper & gift bags received to reuse for gifts during the holidays next year

1/5/10 Green Tip of the Day: Spread the word about importance of organic crib sheets for you & family as you spend a 6-8 hours sleeping on them!

1/6/10 Green Tips of the Day: Bookmark this green eco friendly online guide to green resources on the web!

1/7/10 Green Tip of the Day: Be creative in your reusing & recycling similiar to using these wine bottles to build a wall!

1/8/10 Green Tip of the Day: Make a GREEN New Year’s Resolution this year, except have a new resolution every month that you can stick to!

1/9/10 Green Tip of the Day: Now that winter is upon us, use eco friendly road salt – better for pets, cars & roads!

1/10/10 Green Tip of the Day: Select a few of these Green New Year’s Resolutions and work them into your daily routine.

1/11/10 Green Tip of the Day: Be sure to always separate out your plastics between the specified numbers, as one wrong number can ruin a whole batch.

1/12/10 Green Tip of the Day: When recycling cardboard boxes, be sure to break down the boxes as flat as possible to conserve space!

1/13/10 Green Tip of the Day: Start planning now for how to Green your Valentine’s Day!

1/14/10 Green Tip of the Day: Eliminate dish & clothes detergent & fabric softener & using soap nuts which are all natural.

1/15/10 Green Tip of the Day: Recycle your plastic bags! Plastics can end up harming local wildlife like this baby otter.

1/16/10 Green Tip of the Day: Instead of getting take out food for dinner such as pizza consider eating at the restuarant & eliminate waste of a box.

1/17/10 Green Tip of the Day: When having a party use as many reusables as possible, for example instead of plastic forks use washable metal forks!

1/18/10 Green Tip of the Day: Evaluate the recipe you are making. If it will make too much, either freeze 1/2 after prep or cut the recipe in 1/2 & reduce food waste!

1/19/10 Green Tip of the Day: Let your leftovers cool completely before storing in the fridge, this will save energy as the food is already cool!

1/20/10 Green Tip of the Day: Consider the waste before you get a new cellphone every two years when you don’t need one, you only want one.

1/21/10 Green Tip of the Day: Bring your own container to a restaurant when going out & bring home leftovers.

1/22/10 Green Tip of the Day: Next time you need to paint a room consider zero VOC paints which are better for you, your family & the environment!

1/23/10 Green Tip of the Day: When ordering invitations look for recycled paper, especially 100% POST consumer recycled, which is truly reused paper

1/24/10 Green Tip of the Day: Instead of going out & buying new furniture, repurpose some of the things you already have. A non-toxic zero VOC paint gives old furniture a new look!

1/25/10 Green Tip of the Day: After the snow melts, consider collecting the sand which you used on the snow to use for the next storm!

1/26/10 Green Tip of the Day: When travelling, bring some refillable bottles stocked with your favorite products instead of buying the travel size!

1/27/10 Green Tip of the Day: Instead of using plastic containers for your leftovers, consider a glass container which can just be placed in the microwave to reheat!

1/28/10 Green Tip of the Day: Reuse!! Look through your house for old medical items such as crutches & walkers & donate them to Haiti via a charity.

1/29/10 Green Tip of the Day: Involve the kids in your journey to go green by teaching them one lesson a week about protecting our earth & what they can do.

1/30/10 Green Tip of the Day: Start a book/magazine/clothing swap in your neighborhood. Not only will you save money, but you will also be reusing!

1/31/10 Green Tip of the Day: To help heat your home naturally, open all of the shades during the day to let the sun in & close them when the sun goes down.

Intro photo of snowflake by yellowcloud on flickr, licensed under Creative Commons 2.0.

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