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10 Simple Ways to Make a Difference
- Go organic. Organic fibers like cotton and linen are grown without harmful pesticides and fertilizers. Better for your skin, better for the earth.
- Simplify. Buy only items you love, that are easy to care for and that will stay in style for years.
- Reuse. Drink from a metal water bottle; bring a reusable bag when you go shopping.
- Breathe easier. Cleaning products made with essential oils and naturally occurring agents that are biodegradable and phosphate-free will let you breath easier, literally and figuratively.
- Stretch and move. You'll feel better and be connected to the seasons if you walk or bike instead of driving.
- Reduce. Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint by taking the quiz at http://www.myfootprint.org.
- Save trees. Choose paper towels, tissue and toilet paper that have a high percentage of recycled content. Eliminate unwanted catalogs through the free service Catalog Choice at http://www.catalogchoice.org.
- Switch to green power. Check with your local utility company to sign up for green power or purchase off-sets through e-certified companies like Native Energy at http://www.nativeenergy.com or the Carbon Fund at http://carbonfund.org.
- Borrow and share. Use the public library; borrow your neighbor's hedge trimmer. You'll have less clutter-and more community.
- Hand wash wools and silks. Read labels on your clothing. Many more wools and silks can be hand washed than you might expect. If you do use a dry cleaner, look for one that uses environmentally friendly solvents.