There are so many ways to go green, it can sometimes boggle the mind… but Mom Goes Green has always been committed to all the little things that, when combined together, make a “great, big green difference!”
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again… I’ve always felt that going green isn’t just about installing solar panels on your rooftop or buying a hybrid car… it’s about doing those little things in our daily life that can make a bigger and better impact.
One of my sources for all of these “daily life tidbits” is a fantastic little book called “The Green Book”. It has shown me countless and simple ways to put conservation to work. It includes tips for everything from home, to work, to school, to shopping, to travel…. all neatly and clearly organized.
And if you think the “little things” can’t possibly amount to much, read this excerpt from the book:
“You create 4.5 pounds of trash every day. Over the course of your life, that will total six hundred times your average adult weight… in garbage. Broken down, your torso would be paper. One leg would be yard trimmings, the other food scraps. One arm would be plastic with a rubber hand. The other would be metal with a wood hand. Your head would be glass, and your neck would be all the other stuff. In the end, we will each leave a ninety-thousand-pound legacy of trash for our grandchildren.”
If you think you’ve heard this before, it’s because I did a giveaway of this book a few months ago, but it just so happens I have another copy I’d like to share with a reader… interested? Well, just leave a comment here saying you’d like to win, or send a Twitter message that includes a reply to @momgoesgreen and a link to this blog. Facebook friends can also leave a comment to be entered. The winner will be randomly selected on October 8! (U.S. entries only… sorry!)
Good luck!… and cheers to all the little green things!