Thursday, January 29, 2009
Going green, is gold.Green living is as common as well, the common cold. Do you take your own reusable bags to the store with you? Do you recycle your junk mail, catalogs, papers and general recyclables? Sometimes it is easier to just throw it away and start later, but it’s a new year and I have the perfect way to get you off on that right foot.
Eco-Friendly Families is a lifestyle guide to help you explore ways to implement green into your families’ lifestyle. It takes small steps, I can’t lie to you there. We didn’t just do it over night and we have struggles daily. The funny thing for me was my kids were more interested in the environment and being committed to a new lifestyle.
In Eco-Friendly Families, Helen Coronato translates so many simplistic ideas that you may not always think of and makes it enjoyable for at least one family member hopefully.
One of the issues Helen tackles amongst the many is cleaning and how to do it efficiently and still be environmentally sound. Below are a simple list of household items that are readily available and eco-friendly.
• Baking soda
• Rags (instead of paper towels)
• Spray bottle
• Olive oil
• Bottle of vinegar
• Old toothbrush (soak in hydrogen peroxide to kill bacteria)
• Promotional or expired credit card
All of these items are listed and the uses for in her book, if I gave it away the purpose of me telling to buy you the book would be moot. It’s a great read and tool, so please pick it up.