This Go Green Infographic was shared with me so I thought I would share it with my readers. It contains some interesting facts about consumer willingness to buy green products and a few easy suggestions for going green and the impact that each green action can have. This is a great way to making going green more accessible to people who are more visual and a great way to share go green inspiration with others in a clear and concise way. I hope you get some new ideas for going green from this GO Green Infographic. Share your favorites @familyfocusblog!
Going green is all about a mind set to use less resources, to reuse things that can be reused, and to avoid waste. Every time you go to throw something out, think to yourself, “Can I reuse this in any way or donate this to someone else?” Teach your kids green habits like recycling, and turning off lights and water when not in use.
A Great Go Green Infographic:
I hope you enjoyed this Go Green Infographic and found it as informative as I did. What new things did you learn from this Go Green Infographic? I was surprised about several of the top ten green companies in the USA! I also enjoyed learning stats like a ten minute shower costs about $2. I had no idea! It is also astounding how much America could save (in money and plastic) by using tap over bottled water.
The full go green infographic is below.
5 Easy Tips on How to Be More Green
1. Reusable Bags
This is such an easy and impactful way to reduce your waste. Store your reusable bags in your trunk (or your bike basket) so your don’t forget them.
Recycling is such a simple and easy way to go green and make a huge impact. Recycling helps reduce waste in landfills and uses less virgin materials and energy than creating brand new products. According to Columbia University, “Americans discard about 33.6 million tons of plastic each year, but only 6.5 percent of it is recycled…The best solutions for our plastic problem are still to reduce our use of plastics, and to reuse and recycle whenever possible.” As you can see, there is plenty of opportunity to do better and recycle more.
Before you toss it, can you reuse it? There are so many fun upcycle projects that can turn your trash into treasures. If you can’t reuse it, can someone else? Making a trip to Goodwill is sometimes the perfect answer for those toys and clothes that have been outgrown. Likewise, you can find many items at thrift stores that you can reuse instead of purchasing new ones.
4. Use Less Packaging.
Try to use less disposable bags and more reusable containers. Try to buy use less plastic wrap, foil, and tissue paper on each project. When you purchase products, try to buy in bulk so that you there is less packaging waste. Try to buy things that won’t harm the earth and are made with less or packaging that is biodegradable and made from recycled materials.
5. Chose Organic & Rainforest Alliance Certified, and Fair Trade Products When Possible.
Voting with your wallet is one surprisingly impactful way of going green. Companies make more organic, Rainforest Alliance Certified, and Fair Trade products when you support them. Organic products help eliminate soil and water contamination and preserve local biodiversity. Plus, eco-friendly products can smell better and work better than conventional products so set your mind at ease.
Ok, so you want to make more earth-friendly choices but you are not sure what to get or where to buy it? Earth friendly shopping doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg either. iHerb has a great selection but they are becoming more and more accessible. Just read your labels!
Everything we do adds up! So go green and be proud! What are your favorite ways to go green? What green action is easiest for you and what is most challenging?