You care about your kids' future. Or the planet. Or the open space and wildlife. Or your health. And so you decide to "go green". You recycle more and shop less. You use reusable bags and eat local food and bicycle. You compost and grow a garden and bake your own bread and spend your time reading the back of deodorant bottles.
And at some point, it becomes, well, too much.
Green living should not be a chore. By focusing on the fun stuff, we can stick with our positive lifestyle changes and, maybe, add more. If you are looking to extend your lighter living choices, here are a few things that the superheroes of the Green Phone Booth find irresistible.
DIY AND HANDMADE
Doing it yourself offers all kinds of benefits. Boothers are addicted to saving money, eliminating nasty ingredients and enjoying the fruits of their labor.
|Eco-Yogini's DIY Beeswax Pomade|
|18 Ways the Parsimonious Princess Uses Vinegar in Her House|
Parsimonious Princess is on the same wavelength. She love, love, loves homemade cleaning products. It gives her peace of mind, especially with little ones, and is such an easy way to save money. Check out her homemade liquid laundry detergent or read about her love affair with vinegar as a cleaner. Swoon!
|Eco-Novice's pancake mix recipe.|
Eco-Novice is all about cooking and baking from scratch. It is healthier, less expensive and tastes better. Over the years, she has shared some killer DIY recipes: taco seasoning recipe, trail mix, and vegan pancake/waffle mix to name a few.
Money cannot buy happiness but it can buy locally grown produce from your farmers' market, and that's basically the same thing. Eco-Novice and Green Bean are farmers' market regulars. Eco-Novice heads to her farmers' market because growing a vegetable garden and tending an orchard are not for everyone. Green Bean shops there because, well, she has to! Once you go local, she attests, you can never go back.
Some times, green living is as easy as investing in a few products - compost bin, reusable sandwich wraps, and so on. Emerald Apron swears by the reusable water bottle. Use it daily and think about all the waste that reduces!
|Green Bean's Tips for Organizing Reusable Bags and More.|
What aspects of eco-friendly living to you love? What do you do for the sheer love of it - not the guilt?
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