Take a green step and honor Mother Earth each and every day. Come together unified for a Greener America. Summer is in full gear and temperatures are soaring: Use a fan instead of air conditioning. A fan uses less energy than a conventional air conditioning, plus it produces no fluorocarbons. It also requires less energy to manufacture. When you cook open your windows for natural ventilation. Close your curtains during the day to create insulation. Open your windows at night to create air flow. Your wallet will thank you!
Category: Take One Step A Day
Take a step and select the right sunscreen: Summer is here and you need to select a sunscreen that works and is not harmful. Please watch out for oxybenzone. It is unfortunately allowed in sunscreens, yet is linked to cancer and health problems. Many other chemicals found in popular brands of sunscreen can also go into our bloodstream. They will trigger rashes and allergic reactions. You can also start testing healthy oils such as red raspberry oil which can contain a natural SPF of 28 to 30. Carrot oil is also on top of the list and can contain an SPF of 38 to 40. Other oils such as coconut, sesame and olive have too low of a protection: between 2 to 8. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recommends looking for sunscreens that contain zinc and titanium instead of oxybenzone. For more check the EWG’s...
Take a green and healthy step and start gardening! Green practices keep money in your pockets and keep you healthy! Growing your own vegetables is a great way to eat fresh, know what you eat and save money. Even container gardening in your back porch can result in large savings on foods like tomatoes and herbs. Grabbing some tomatoes from the backyard saves a trip to the store, keeps gas in the tank and keeps you healthy too. Eat fresh, eat well and eat real foods. Your body, your family and wallet will thank you!
Take a green step and use lemon, white vinegar and baking soda as your natural disinfectants of choice. Make your own solution: you will save a lot of money and reduce chemical exposure for you and your loved ones. Mix 1 cup of white vinegar and 2 cups of water Add 1/3 of cup of organic lemon juice Scrub away: You will get a germ-busting disinfectant to whiten your porcelain sinks, bathtub, shower and toilets. Your white porcelain will sparkle! Use a dye-free, non scratch scrub sponge instead of paper towels and you will have taken a giant green step today! For your laundry: Mix it in a container to spot treat ( white clothes only) or just add straight to laundry if presoaking. You just have to shake it before you use each time. Warning: do not use on porous surfaces.