1. Grow your own fruits and vegetables. No yard? A yard-sharing program matches people who have land with people who have a green thumb but no place to use it.
2. Get involved in a community garden or volunteer at one like Common Good City Farm.
3. Walk more, use public transportation, and consider buying or renting a bike.
4. Buy local ingredients whenever possible from farmer’s markets and other small purveyors.
5. Remember to bring reusable bags to the grocery store. The 5 cent plastic bag fee goes into effect January 1. (in DC)
6. Plant a tree in your backyard.
7. Reduce organic waste by learning how to compost.
8. Replace regular lightbulbs with energy-saving compact florescent lightbulbs, turn off lights when not in use, reduce the thermostat.
9. Stop buying bottled water and get yourself a chic stainless steel bottle instead.
10. Support environmentally friendly local businesses as much as possible.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
2010: will you be greener?
Going Green DC (Washington, DC) gives 10 tips for a greener 2010: