More Green Tips

  • Reduce your carbon footprint: Our carbon footprint is the amount of fossil fuel carbon GHG emissions that result from our daily activities. You can reduce your carbon footprint by driving less – and driving a more fuel-efficient vehicle.
  • Carshare, don’t buy: A number of cities now have car-share programs where members book a car only when they need one. As a result members lower their GHG emissions by about a ton per year. Also if you do need to buy a vehicle make sure it is what you need don’t buy a big vehicle if you really don’t need one, make sure to really evaluate what your vehicle needs are before buying one.
  • Host a clothing-swap: Gather your family and friends, telling each person to bring good clothes they don’t wear. Everyone will get a chance to grab something new for their wardrobe and any leftovers can be donated. Try this with other items as well, have crafty friends do a yarn swap or scrapbook swap.
  • Plastics #2, #4, and #5: These are generally the safest kinds of plastic to reuse. Check with your local depot to see if they accept for recycling #1, #3, #6 and#7 plastics.
  • Install a water-efficient shower head: If your shower fills a 4-litre bucket in less than 20 seconds, replace the shower head with a water-efficient model. We even put a bucket in our shower as we let the water warm us and use it for things like watering plants.
  • Did you know? Energy: Canadians and Americans are the heaviest users of energy in the world on a per capita (per person) basis.
  • Aim to be carbon neutral: Air travel, driving, and even turning on your computer have greenhouse gas (GHG) effects. Buying genuine carbon offsets is a great way to take responsibility for our emissions. Find out more at
  • Calculate your eco-footprint: The ecological footprint is a measure of all the resources you consume and waste you produce. See Knowing how much of an impact you are having on the planet helps you to minimize your footprint.
  • Reuse the Water: Collect the water you use for rinsing fruits and vegetables, then reuse it to water houseplants.

About heathereyestone

I'm a stay at home mom of 4 kids, the youngest being twins. I try to live my life as green as I can, and love the outdoors.
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