4 ways to be eco-friendly

4 ways to be eco-friendly

No matter how long your list of tasks may be, you can always tackle it in an environmentally friendly manner. Check the List to find a highly rated professional who can help color your to-do list green.

  • Get in touch with your inner Maria von Trapp and repurpose gently used curtains or drapes for other household means. Children's play clothes might be a stretch, but turning them into accent pillows or place mats should be a cinch for any highly rated alteration specialist.
  • Be sure to knock on wood - and other flooring options. If it's time for new flooring, don't forget to check out the ever-growing list of eco-friendly materials, including bamboo. Your soles will be forever grateful.
  • Light up the night, not your wallet. Installing a motion detector on your outdoor lighting will cut down on costs, save energy and keep the peace in the neighborhood. No one likes blinding bulbs left on throughout the night.
  • Treat your clothes to a green dry cleaning, a process that uses minimal or no chemicals. Ask your cleaner if they utilize any nontoxic procedures. If the Ming Dynasty managed to make their silks last without chemicals, so can we.

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Janine Kostecki

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Become a vegetarian, or better, a vegan. Meat & other animal products are a huge drain on resources, and pollute the environment badly.

Sue Tannehill

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Use those drapes cut into squares and placed in a small basket on the kitchen counter. Then, don't buy paper towels ever again!

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