I just want to start off by saying that we are not perfect. I will not judge you if you have not converted to the CFL bulbs or if you don’t compost your dinner scraps.

I want to do these segments just as one family to another. We have been slowly taking steps to become more eco-friendly, which in turn is often bank-account-friendly, too! These are just some easy, simple, inexpensive steps that my family is taking to become more green.

Easy Green Tip for the Week:


I know it’s a bit cliche, but this is one of the easiest things to do! If you can throw garbage in the trash can, you can recycle. If you know the difference between plastic, paper, and metal, you can recycle. If you remove garbage bags from your home on a regular basis, you can recycle.

It’s a good feeling to know that we haven’t thrown a milk jug in the dumpster in over two years. You will be amazed at just the shear volume of garbage you used to throw away. We never realized how much paper and plastic we would go through on a weekly basis.

Recycling is part of the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Reduce the amount you consume in the first place. Reuse packaging when you can (we love reusing glass jars and cardboard boxes). Then recycle the rest.

It does take some commitment, dedication, and intentionality, but it is one of the easiest ways to make a huge impact on the world around you.

(Here’s a cool website if you have more questions. You can recycle things you never thought possible!)