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Welcome to a greener, cleaner world. Your home is your sanctuary, a refuge from the chaotic world outside. The more sustainable your safe haven, the more sustained you’ll feel in it. If you’ve decided to make green changes at home, you may feel many things, from anticipation and excitement about doing something good to anxiety and exhaustion from wondering how you’ll make it happen.

Although you may feel a bit overwhelmed with the concept of greening your home, it doesn’t have to be a huge endeavor. Many small changes can combine to make a difference. Whatever little steps you can make during these first 30 days of changing your home to a more environmentally friendly dwelling are great. Be gentle to yourself and stop beating yourself up for what you’re not doing. Instead, focus on your increased green awareness. During this month, you’ll learn how to implement eco-friendly strategies, from immediate modifications to larger-scale projects you might want to consider down the road. Enjoy the journey.

The energy saved from a single recycled aluminum can will power your television for three hours.

Posted: 8/23/17
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I love nature, I start planting and introduce using organic fertilizer. Thank you very much.


I've already begun the process by recycling as much as I can, and trying to educate my family. Getting cooperation seems to be the hardest part. How do I 'draw them in' without being a nag?