How can I be more "green"?

How can I reuse, recycle? These are the questions I keep asking myself day to day. And after a while, it’s almost subconscious.
Here are some of the questions I ask myself when i run into the everyday events:

  1. Should I throw this can into the garbage if there is no recycling bin nearby?
  2. What do I need to do to conserve water?
  3. How can I reuse this plastic item?

I just recently moved into my apartment and decided to go to goodwill after reading “Going Green,” by Laura Pritchett.  Not only were the plates I bought super cheap, but I also made an eclectic match.  The set cost me $5-10, including a teapot kettle.

While hand-washing the dishes I bought, I kept saying to myself:  “there’s too much water running down the drain.  What can I do to stop this?”  It helped, of course, that a week earlier someone mentioned that hand washing wastes water.  But it remained ingrained in my head, and I made it a conscious habit to turn off the water when scrubbing.  I also decided not to drain the water that I had collected for soaking the plates.  I’ll just save it for the next time I wash dishes.

Going green is spreading, but do you make conscious choices all day?  One way to start is to keep asking yourself, “How can I be more “green”?  We’ve all heard it, but we need to start asking ourselves all the time, so that it becomes ingrained in our subconscious.  It needs to become a habit, Don’t just recycle, but also reuse and conserve.

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