Spread the Love

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Whether your are happily married or celebrating the single life, there is someone who could use a little lovin’ this Valentine’s Day — our Planet Earth! We’ve put together five relatively easy changes that you can do to show your Mama Earth a little love today, and every day!

BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag)
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again… just say no to plastic (and paper) bags by bringing your own when you do your shopping.

Trust Your Tap
Individual water bottles are a waste of money and resources. Opt for a reusable bottle (such as a SIGG or Klean Kanteen) that can be refilled again and again.

Eat Local
You might be surprised to find out that buying and eating more local foods is easier than you think. And not only are local foods usually more fresh than their grocery store alternatives, but buying them also is good for the environment.

Veg Out
We mentioned it first on World Vegetarian Day that if every American ate meatless once a week, it would be the equivalent of taking more than 5 million cars off our roads. Squash Patty, anyone?

Buy Better Bulbs
Switching to compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) will save on your electric bill and lessen your impact on the environment. The EPA estimates that if just one room in every U.S. home were switched to efficient lighting (CFLs), wed reduce CO2 emissions by over one trillion pounds.

So celebrate your Valentine’s Day by showing some love to the environment, and make a commitment to keep lovin’ it year-round!


P.S. There’s more to this post! In addition to what’s shown here, readers of The Squeeze also got SIX easy ideas and recipes on how to make a meatless meal.

What else have subscribers to The Squeeze received? One lucky reader won a SIGG Water Bottle, and all of the December readers got a pre-release discount on Green-Lemonade products. Want to get in on the action? Sign up for The Squeeze today!

Posted in Living Green by Rhaya on February 14, 2008 | Permalink | No Comments

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