Are you trying to be a Green Family? You can download our Green Family Checklist FREE PDF to check how you score.
The words highlighted in green on the online checklist below are links to great articles to help you on your Green Family journey.
⬜ Recycle everything you can.
⬜ Donate old items to charities or sell them at a garage sale.
⬜ Opt for Sustainable Fashion – avoid buying mass produced clothes.
⬜ If something breaks, whenever possible repair it instead of replacing it.
⬜ Buy local, fresh produce if possible.
⬜ Buy organic when possible or better yet, grow your own vegies.
⬜ Gift a tree or other eco-friendly gifts for special occasions.
⬜ Don’t use single use plastic bottles – carry a reusable water bottle.
⬜ Unplug all appliances when you aren’t using them
⬜ Avoid individually-wrapped food and drink items when possible.
⬜ Walk or ride your bicycle instead of taking the car for short trips.
⬜ Make compost with your organic waste and use it for fertiliser.
⬜ Shop online.
⬜ Take shorter showers or shallower baths
⬜ Use reusable shopping bags.
⬜ Use rechargeable batteries whenever possible.
⬜ Reuse gift boxes, ribbons, and wrapping paper to wrap future gifts or for arts and crafts projects
⬜ Water lawns at night during the warm months to eliminate evaporation
Well done for every point you can tick. Why not download the Green Family Checklist Free PDF, print it out and stick it up somewhere in your home to challenge your family to keep improving.
We have to cultivate contentment with what we have. We really don’t need much. When you know this, the mind settles down. Cultivate generosity. Delight in giving. Learn to live lightly. In this way, we can begin to transform what is negative into what is positive. This is how we start to grow up.– Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo