Make saving our planet a part of your daily life with easy changes. Start today with help from these resources.

Activism
  • American Forests
    The average person is responsible for emitting 94 pounds of carbon dioxide every day. It takes four trees, which act as natural air filters, to offset the carbon dioxide each person generates in a month. For each dollar donated, American Forests plants a tree. For more information and to plant trees, visit www.americanforests.org.
  • Earth 911
    Find information about environmental services and events in your community, visit www.earth911.org.
  • Engines Off
    Lynn Romanek from Glencoe, Illinois, has organized parents at her childrens' school to turn off their cars instead of idling in the parking lot. Idling 10 minutes less per day can keep 550 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the air every year. For more information visit www.enginesoff.org.
  • Greendimes
    A group that reduces junk mail and plants trees. For more information or to sign up, visit www.greendimes.com.
  • Treehugger
    For ideas on green living, visit www.treehugger.com.
  • Stop Global Warming Tour
    Learn more about Sheryl Crow and Laurie David's tour and what you can do to find solutions for global warming. Visit www.stopglobalwarming.org for more information.
  • The Green
    Simran Sethi hosts The Green on the Sundance Channel. Visit www.sundancechannel.com/thegreen for more information.
  • The Green Book by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas Kostigen
    Simple things you can do to save the planet. Find more at www.readthegreenbook.com.
Shopping and Cleaning
  • Ecobags
    Bringing your own bag when shopping saves plastic bags. Visit www.ecobags.com.
  • Method Home
    Method offers some cleaners that are dye- and perfume-free, nontoxic, biodegradable, naturally derived and never tested on animals. For more information, visit www.methodhome.com.
  • Mrs. Meyers cleaning supplies
    All of their cleaning supplies are made with natural essential oils, are biodegradable and phosphate-free. For more, visit www.mrsmeyers.com.
  • Seventh Generation products
    Seventh Generation is one of the leading brands of nontoxic household products. For more information, visit www.seventhgeneration.com.
  • Shaklee
    This company has been producing natural cleaning products—everything from dryer sheets to stain removers—for 50 years. Visit www.shaklee.com for more information. And order the Healthy Home Pack starter kit by calling 800-SHAKLEE.
FROM: Going Green 101: What Your Family Can Do Today!
Published on April 20, 2007

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