Simple Green Choices Anyone Can Make & Pinterest Game

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I’m sharing these simple green choices anyone can make as part of a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Green Works. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Living green is important to Marty and I. We try very hard to be aware of our carbon footprint and how our decisions impact the world around us.  Living in rural Vermont gives us the opportunity to make a lot of green choices. We grow some of our own food: vegetable garden, herb garden, fruit trees, berry bushes.  We raise ducks and chickens for their eggs and because they are fun to watch.  When the weather cooperates in the summer, we (OK I) use our solar oven for simple meals.

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Simple Green Choices Anyone Can Make

Living a greener lifestyle doesn’t have to be time intensive like growing your own food or learning a lot of new skills.  There are some very simple green choices you can make to live a greener lifestyle.

  • Turn things off you are not using. This is very basic and applies to many things. Is the television on and no one is watching it?  Is the light on in the other room and no one is in it? Be more aware of what is on and what is off in your home.
  • Recycle.  Check with your town to learn what you can and cannot recycle. Don’t toss things that could be recycled instead. This includes paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and metal.
  • Buy second hand. Each time you purchase second hand, you are saving something from going into the landfill and you are reducing the costs of new *things* that need to be manufactured.  Check tag sales and thrift stores.
  • Bring your own bags when you shop. One of the first simple green choices I made was to bring my own re-usable shopping bags when I went to the store.
  • Stop buying bottled water.  Water from the tap in your own reusable water bottle is a much better choice for the environment.
  • Choose cloth over paper.  Buy reusable cloth napkins instead of paper napkins.  Use traditional plates instead of disposable paper plates.
  • Re-use when possible. Did you know that aluminum foil and plastic baggies can be washed out and re-used? Don’t do this if they held meat for safety reasons.
  • Buy eco-friendly products.  We buy eco-friendly products like Clorox Green Works.  Clorox Green Works products are natural and effective and that’s important to me. Green Works All Purpose Cleaner is made using plant and mineral based biodegradable cleaning ingredients. They are not tested on animals are are packaged in bottles that can be recycled.
Simple Green Choices

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Green Works has a fun Pinterest game going on right now where you could win a $500 Gift Card. For more information, take a look at the Clorox Green Works Pinterest page. For more ideas, visit my Green Works Games page. This promotion ends October 2nd so enter now!

  • Follow @greenworksclean on Pinterest, create one pinboard and title it “GreenWorks Games.”
  • Find, unscramble or complete a word and then find an image to match. For example, if the word is “natural” you might pin a lemon, flower, or whatever represents natural to you – your pins should be reflective of your personality. Pin your answer and make sure to tag it with the word it represents and the hashtag #greenworksgames.



  1. Grace Hodgin says
    All great tips and some I forget about but should do always. I'd love to see a post on your solar oven. Clorox Green Works really is a safe and great product to use. I broke down the ingredients once using my high school chemistry knowledge and was happy with what I discovered.
  2. I love your tips!  I think we often don't realize how little changes can help so much!  And they are not hard to make!
  3. OurFamilyWorld says
    These are all such easy ways to help make the planet a better place. There is no reason that people can't do most, if not all, of these tips on a daily basis. Such small steps can make a big difference.
  4. Aly Mashrah says
    Great tips! I have a hard time with bringing my own reusable bag when shopping because I have a large household, and the trunk of our car is almost always overflowing from groceries when we go to the store. I know when I move out I'll definitely be using reusable bags because it's more convenient for one person. We use Clorox green works products and I love that they're a natural alternative as still as effective as the regular ones.
  5. These are great tips! I agree - it's really important to be environmentally aware and eco-friendly!
  6. Jennifer Wagner says
    Thanks for the information on Clorox GreenWorks Pinterest Page. I just followed and I'm going to check out the games. I try to be green but I'm not as green as I should do.
  7. it really is easy to reduce our carbon footprint! Thanks for sharing the game...hope it helps to spread the message!

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