New Year’s Day is celebrated as a time of fresh starts, new resolutions to improve our lives. It’s a fabulous opportunity to dedicate ourselves to making more “green
choices” than ever before.
Every day we make a choice, from what to wear and what to eat to how we’ll get to work, school and other activities. We decide how hot or cold to set the room temperature, to do a full load or half load of wash, to run the water to thaw something, or simply wait until the next day for it to be thawed.
Each of these choices, big and small, has an impact on our environment. Over the past 20 years, more people have made the choice to recycle. This has resulted in thousands of jobs, in economic growth, and in better use of our resources, saving energy, preventing pollution and even, cleaning the air!
Think about the impact each of us makes if we decide to offer a ride to a co-worker, fellow church-goer or kid on our child’s team.
What about turning off the faucet when we brush our teeth, wash a pot or clean the car?
When we choose locally grown fresh food over
processed that was made with unusual ingredients, assembled far away and
shipped to our store?
Turning off some lights, getting the tires properly inflated and changing the refrigerator filter all save energy and some of our “green” cash!
Make 2013 greener each week, by making better choices that save you money, build our economy and help our environment! Energy efficiency, water conservation and recycling can become your greatest habit!