Green New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep

New Year’s resolutions. We all make them but far too often we all break them within weeks as well. Mark Twain once wrote “ New Years Day – the accepted time to make your annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual” and for many of us that definitely strikes a chord.

One of the biggest problems is that in making New Year’s resolutions we set the bar too high. Here are a few eco friendly New Year’s resolutions that you can make that should not be so hard to keep, but will make a difference to your life and that of the environment around you:

I Will Kick the Clutter Habit – While you are finding spots for all the new goodies you got for Christmas take the time to rid your home and your life of some of the forgotten clutter that you have accumulated over the last year.

That two sizes too big sweater you are never going to wear? Donate it to your local thrift store, it will fit someone. That cell phone that has been lying in the back of your kitchen drawer ever since you upgraded over the summer? Donate it to one of the many companies who recycle such things rather than throwing it away to rot in a landfill.

I Will Remember to Take Grocery Bags with me to the Store – The good news is that more and more grocery stores are getting more responsible and offering low cost recyclable grocery bags right at the checkout. And many of us have bought them. The problem is that we forget to take them with us the next time we go to the grocery store and still end up coming home with a trunk full of plastic bags. Getting into the habit of returning those recyclable grocery bags to the car after they have been emptied of their contents should easily solve that problem though.

I will Kill Off my Phantom Electricity Use – No, Phantom Electricity is not the name of a new super villain (although it wouldn’t be a bad one) but the term used to refer to all the electricity we all waste everyday by leaving electronics plugged in when they are not in use. If you cannot remember to turn off each appliance or gadget individually try plugging several into a power strip that you can simply flick a single switch on to turn them all off.

I will outsmart the Bottled Water Companies – You pop at least a couple of bottles of water into your purse or briefcase every morning before you leave for work and then purchase another one after you have been to gym. Add that up over the course of a week and that is an awful lot of money that you could have spent on something else as well as an awful lot of plastic bottles that will spend a long time in a landfill someplace.

Bottled water is not that special. For as much as it costs it should contain gold dust but it doesn’t. And neither does most of it come from some magical bubbling spring in some exotic corner of the world. Several bottled water brands use the same H20 that’s available for free from your faucet. So buy a water filter for your faucet if you don’t like the taste of “neat” tap water and one of those cool looking reusable stainless steel bottles. You will not only be doing the world at large a favor but your wallet as well.

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