What would Granny do? 7 Lost Household Arts for Going Green (from the Daily Green):
1. Line Dry Your Sheets and Towels
Indulge yourself by sleeping each night on pillowcases and sheets freshened by sun and breeze, both of which naturally disinfect and lift stains. You’ll also save energy, since automatic dryers use 6% of household electricity.
2. Get a Rain Barrel
Buy a fab-looking rain barrel from a garden store, such as a space-saving model that ‘pops up,’ or simply use something old. You’ll reduce the amount of storm water that runs off your property and into overburdened sewers, causing erosion and spreading pesticides, oil and other toxins. Use the water for plants and save on your water bills.
How to Compost at Home
Compost is what you get when yard and garden debris, kitchen scraps and other organic materials have completely broken down into a rich, dark, crumbly material. It’s fantastic for amending your garden soil and essential in keeping kitchen and yard waste out of landfills. The Compost Instructions website is a great source to learn how to start your own compost bin, why you should compost and more.
Use Less Stuff!
The Use Less Stuff Report is a great site to get information on, well, using less stuff. It contains newsletters and research on conserving resources and reducing waste.
We’ve put together a great list of tips and tricks to help you reduce, reuse, recycle and repurchase to help make your next holiday a sustainable one.