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{30} Changes to Make to Go Green

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I am counting down the days to my 30th birthday, and I couldn’t be more excited! Truly! As I was brainstorming ways to celebrate here on the blog, I couldn’t help but think that 30 lists of {30} items would be just about perfect for my type-A, list-making self. Join me for the next month as I share the things I’ve learned in the past 30 years and my hopes for the future! See all 30 Days of {30} posts here.

I truly believe that the best way to make lasting green changes is through incremental baby steps rather than all at once. For most of us, a complete lifestyle overhaul at one time would be unrealistic and overwhelming, but tackling one little thing at a time is an effective way to make lasting changes without burning out in the process.

If you’re not sure where to begin, or what area to tackle next, here are 30 ways to go green to help you choose your next step:


1. Recycle.

2. Choose fair trade products.

3. Switch to green/natural toiletries.

4. Use safe, homemade cleaners.

5. Reuse, reuse, reuse.

6. Use rags rather than paper towels.

7. Pack no-waste lunches.

8. Adjust your thermostat by a couple of degrees.

9. Stock a natural medicine cabinet.

10. Grow house plants.

11. Start a garden.

12. Compost kitchen scraps.

13. Use natural feminine care products.

14. Reduce the amount of trash you produce.

15. Buy recycled products.

16. Buy used.

17. Use cloth diapers.

18. Avoid sunscreen as much as possible.

19. Choose organic produce wisely.

20. Collect water in a rain barrel.

21. Use a natural alternative to laundry detergent.

22. Hang your laundry to dry.

23. Go paperless.

24. Pick up trash from an area park or road.

25. Avoid plastic wrap.

26.¬†Unplug electronics when they’re not in use.

27. Eliminate plastics from your kitchen.

28. Avoid antibacterial soap.

29. Walk or ride a bike instead of driving.

30. Stay home.

What were the first steps you took to “go green”? What’s next on your list?