Collectively, small lifestyle changes can make a huge impact on the environment–and your life. Looking for happiness and health? What’s good for the environment is also, it turns out, great for you. Here’s a collection of tips from the No Impact community.
Using a bread machine to process whole wheat flour into bread replaces other uses of flour with excess sugar and fat– cookies, cakes, etc.
I do not find 100% whole wheat bread without unneeded additives available.
Only 25% whole wheat content is needed to legally call it whole wheat bread.
I started a green initiative at the last three companies I worked for. I bring in cotton towels for the kitchen, get metal cutlery from goodwill and hide the plastic knives/forks and I bring in a compost bucket that I take home to empty and clean once a week. Then I encourage my bosses to go green and replace candescent light, add auto off switches and we just got a nest to reduce heating/cooling usage. Next I have to tackle employees who are refusing to undestand the meaning of recycling and the ‘blue bin’.
Eager to help others because good people are what makes the world go around.
My daughter and husband never use up all of their cosmetics and I am using their left-overs for many other purposes. I bathed for a year with all of their left over shampoos and…hair conditioners–which often comes packaged “free” with shampoo. I also shave my legs with it. I am now cleaning my toilets with it. It is wonderful to use as a hand wash in the winter.
Most of us aren’t really dirty and only need to disinfect ourselves or our homes very infrequently!
I have been a vegetarian for a little over 2 years. My husband and I recycle. I have rid my home of harmful chemicals and now make my own hand soap, shampoo, face wash, face scrub, dish soap, bathroom and kitchen cleaner, perfume, bath salts and candles. All of this with natural, good for you and the environment products. I reuse old glass bottles (spaghetti sauce, pickles etc..) and use them to pour my candles in to. I walk to the local farmers market or local produce store sometimes. I use my own shopping bags. Ive rid my house of a microwave. I have a clothes line on my balcony for drying things such as underwear, socks, thin tshirts, and hand towels. I think I may start washing those things in my bathtub with some borax and castille soap a la the beavman family. I also have a solar desk lamp I bought from IKEA and love it, so Im going to get more and try to replace all my lighting in the house with candles and the solar lamps.
I feel like this is only a small step towards where I would like to be… but its a process 😀