May 2009

earth and marsAs much as we would like to think it isn’t, our environment is a fragile one. Unlike living on Venus or Saturn, Earth is vulnerable to many man-made behaviors. Some of those very same reasons why it is vulnerable are the same reasons the planet can support life in the first place. What are you doing to take better care of the planet? Read the May 2009 Green Tip of the Day archive below and see if you can come up with a few more ideas on going green by conserving, reducing, and reusing:

5/1/09 Green Tip of the Day: Protect you & your family & use DEET free bug spray!

5/2/09 Green Tip of the Day: As the warm weather approaches, reuse kiddie pool water on plants & shrubs!

5/3/09 Green Tip of the Day: Conserve water! Look for the WaterSense label to find water efficient products.

5/4/09 Green Tip of the Day: Shower power! A full tub uses 70 gal of h2o vs a 5 min shower of 10-25 gal.

5/5/09 Green Tip of the Day: Food scraps & kitchen waste make good compost & will save money on fertilizers.

5/6/09 Green Tip of the Day: Don’t top off a gas tank in hot temps wait til early morning/evening to refuel.

5/7/09 Green Tip of the Day: Keep reusable bags on your car seat or near your door to grab easily!

5/8/09 Green Tip of the Day: When on vacation look for local foods and souvenirs to reduce transportation!

5/9/09 Green Tip of the Day: Before going out for a workout / run check the local area air quality forecast.

5/10/09 Green Tip of the Day: Elderly-be aware of environmental conditions as your bodies are more sensitive.

5/11/09 Green Tip of the Day: Green your laundry by using soap nuts.

5/12/09 Green Tip of the Day: When travelling use refillable containers for favorite products vs travel size.

5/13/09 Green Tip of the Day: Participate in Bike to Work week & encourage your friends to also take part!

5/14/09 Green Tip of the Day: Save old clothes & socks to use as rags for cleaning your house and car!

5/15/09 Green Tip of the Day: Leave grass clippings on the lawn vs bagging, to decompose & return to soil.

5/16/09 Green Tip of the Day: Spare your baby the non-organic formula ingredients-make your own, or buy organic.

5/17/09 Green Tip of the Day: A simple way to go green on your vacation-a paperless bill for your hotel stay.

5/18/09 Green Tip of the Day: Switch to reusable, permanent coffee filters to reduce trash in your home.

5/19/09 Green Tip of the Day: Save trees replace paper towels with the reusable paper towels here.

5/20/09 Green Tip of the Day: Businesses – a sticker, to reduce paper towel use: From These Come Trees

5/21/09 Green Tip of the Day: 32 tips to save money (and valuable) energy on your air conditioning this summer: Saving money on your electric bill.

5/22/09 Green Tip of the Day: A more eco friendly alternative to regular CFL bulbs, low mercury CFL bulbs: http://tinyurl.com/pwqdh7

5/23/09 Green Tip of the Day: Get 50 ideas for going green from some of the great lenses on Squidoo here.

5/24/09 Green Tip of the Day: Purify the air in your home with plants, and reduce potential illness and asthma: http://tinyurl.com/ckbpjd

5/25/09 Green Tip of the Day: Reuse shredded paper as the perfect compost for your garden.

5/26/09 Green Tip of the Day: For your next paint project, buy just enough, and dispose of any leftovers the right way by visiting this page on proper paint disposal.

5/27/09 Green Tip of the Day: Buy your produce local through cooperatives like Local Harvest for fresh veggies all year.

5/28/09 Green Tip of the Day: Read this post and get some renewed inspiration on 10 things that could happen to you (and everyone else) if we don’t recycle.

5/29/09 Green Tip of the Day: Green up your skin care by using natural, organic shea butter:

5/30/09 Green Tip of the Day: Ever wondered if you should switch to solar energy? A great tutorial on setting up solar panels here.

5/31/09 Green Tip of the Day: Find out which are the most important fruits and veggies to buy organic

To further your green way of life, visit TheGreenerEarth.com today and shop for products like reusable paper towels, reusable dryer sheets, chemical free, natural bug spray, organic spa quality lotions, and other eco friendly products!

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