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Begin As You Intend to Go On


You’ve decided to paint your world green. Good for you! The decision to change your life might feel intimidating right now, but remember to take this change day-by-day and habit-by-habit. Green living is right around the corner!

This isn't about getting every American household to change along with you, but consider the impact of one simple choice in one household: yours! You have the power, with each choice you make, to both change your life and the world for the better. At the same time, you're not alone on your path to greenness. You’re part of a grassroots effort to improve your home, community and the larger world, step by step.

Set some goals to work toward during these first 30 days of adopting a green lifestyle. While it may not be realistic to shoot for immediate 100% eco-conformity, assess your current lifestyle choices and consider realistic changes. Aim to reduce your household waste by 25% or 50%, or to increase the amount of organic food you eat by 5% each week. On your first day going green, why not consider switching two regular light bulbs for compact fluorescent bulbs in your home? And, if you haven't starting thinking seriously about recycling, now's the time.

DID YOU KNOW? If every American replaced one standard 60-watt incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, the energy savings could power a city of 1.5 million people.
Posted: 11/29/18
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