Get Ready for Spring – 30 Easy Green Tips: March 2010
By the time March rolls around, many of us are ready for spring! Before you do kick into full gear for the spring and summer, consider making some changes to your lifestyle before the warmer weather hits. In late March through May through many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, the temperature is very comfortable. This means you can save a lot on your energy bill by opening up the windows and letting in some fresh air. It’s also the perfect temperature to get some caulking done on your home to seal up drafts and other energy suckers. If you’re looking for more ways to green your month of March, this page features 30 different ways from the March 2010 Green Tip of the Day archive below.
3/1/10 Green Tip of the Day: Have company coming over? Be sure to shut off your porch light after they arrive to save energy & money!
3/2/10 Green Tip of the Day: Investigate to see if there is a local milk farm that doesn’t use hormones in their cow feed that delivers to your area. Not only will the milk come in a glass reusable bottle, but it will taste 100x better than anything from the grocery store!
3/3/10 Green Tip of the Day: Plan a green party-Earth Hour is coming on March 27th 8:30pm local time. Sign up now! https://www.myearthhour.org/home
3/4/10 Green Tip of the Day: When you are done using your computer for the day be sure to shut down completely & turn off your powerstrip to save energy!
3/5/10 Green Tip of the Day: Not only should you avoid Baking Powder containing aluminum, you should also avoid any premade / box items containing baking powder as it likely also has aluminum!
3/6/10 Green Tip of the Day: Farmer’s markets & CSA’s are now setting up their plans for this year! Start researching to see where you will be going! http://www.localharvest.org/csa/
3/7/10 Green Tip of the Day: Cleanse the air in your house! Your air purifier could actually generate ozone (bad for humans & the planet!) in your home if it is an ionizing model
3/8/10 Green Tip of the Day: Before disposing of electronics be sure to read up on e-waste to determine the proper disposal of ewaste.
3/9/10 Green Tip of the Day: Get involved in the environment and consider participating in one of the citizen science projects.
3/10/10 Green Tip of the Day: As you start to take out your spring/summer clothes to wash & dry consider using reusable dryer sheets http://www.squidoo.com/reusable-dryer-sheets
3/11/10 Green Tip of the Day: Trying to go organic with your baby? Focus first on sheets & sleepwear as that is where they spend most of their time!
3/12/10 Green Tip of the Day: Before going grocery shopping consider the food standards of other countries & review the background on GMO foods.
3/13/10 Green Tip of the Day: With the extra hour of sunlight during the day, take the NWF’s pledge to Spend Time Outside enjoying nature instead of staying in with the TV!
3/14/10 Green Tip of the Day: New baby on the way, be sure to wash the clothes with soap nuts to get them clean before using! http://www.squidoo.com/soap-nuts
3/15/10 Green Tip of the Day: Start planting non GMO vegetable seeds and start a garden for the spring/summer. Many fresh veggie plants last all the way into the mid fall!
3/16/10 Green Tip of the Day: Along with your veggie & flower garden, consider a garden for the local wildlife such as a bird garden!
3/17/10 Green Tip of the Day: Instead of using chemically potent solutions on your cat or dog for ticks & fleas consider a natural flea control alternative.
3/18/10 Green Tip of the Day: Time to get the rain buckets out as spring is here, to start collecting water for your April flower gardens!
3/19/10 Green Tip of the Day: Now that summer is approaching & life will be a bit more busy, considering signing up for auto bill pay for your cable, phone, electricity, gas, etc. Not only will you save on receiving the paper bills you wont have to worry about logging in to make the payment!
3/20/10 Green Tip of the Day: Prepare for spring showers and leaks in the basement by placing the items in your basement on recycled / reused pallets, found on craigslist or other online sites!
3/21/10 Green Tip of the Day: When receiving a gift from someone that has come in a gift bag with tissue, save both & use for the next gift you have to give!
3/22/10 Green Tip of the Day: Happy World Water Day! http://www.worldwaterday.org/ Take the time to learn about Clean Water for a Healthy World!
3/23/10 Green Tip of the Day: Blend you own organic perfumes to get the scent that works best for you, & isn’t tested on animals! http://www.squidoo.com/organic-perfume
3/24/10 Green Tip of the Day: Use cloth diapers on your new baby, but when buying them before stocking up on them try a few different brands to see what fits your baby best!
3/25/10 Green Tip of the Day: If your replacing your old computer, consider cleaning off the hard drive and donating it to a charity or school (provided it’s under 5 years old).
3/26/10 Green Tip of the Day: One day til Earth Hour, consider a fun activity to do during this time with the lights out. Maybe you go on a nature walk & listen for owls in the woods! What are your plans for Earth Hour?
3/27/10 Green Tip of the Day: Plan on participating in Earth Hour this year, next year, or just make it a special day any day this week if you can’t participate today! Here are 50 ideas on what you can do during Earth Hour.
3/28/10 Green Tip of the Day: When creating an Easter Basket, use natural and organic items! For example, instead of fake plastic grass use hay. What natural items will you be adding to your Easter basket?
3/29/10 Green Tip of the Day: Instead of posting a tip today I would love to hear what everyone did for earth hour! Check out these photos from around the world! http://www.myearthhour.org/
3/30/10 Green Tip of the Day: Cut down on the chemicals that wash down the drain from soap & shampoo by using organic soap & shampoo! Biodynamic shampoo is even better!
3/31/10 Green Tip of the Day: To reduce your babies exposure to chemicals consider using organic baby toys.
Green shamrock photo by cobalt123 on flickr, licensed under Creative Commons 2.0.
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