21 Ways to go green in 2009
21. Go for the Big O
Shop at a farmer's market and support locally grown, organic produce, which is often better for the environment as it uses more natural pest deterrents. That means fewer pesticides and chemicals and more nutrient-rich soil.
Who knows, you might meet a cute farmer who'll support you in your going green initiative!
20. Save your closet space
Face it, at least half the clothes you have tucked away in the corners of your dresser and closets have not been touched since your junior year of college. We're not saying you have to part with your college boyfriend's sweatshirt, but the blazers and oxfords you know you'll never wear again will get a new lease on life if you donate them to your local thrift store. And while you're there, check out some of their great second hand-knick knacks or kitchen items just in case your apartment could use a little sprucing up.
19. Traditional dating is out of style
Every single girl deserves to be wined and dined at a swanky restaurant with white glove service, flutes brimming with champagne and sushi as far as the eye can see. But you can see what a guy is truly made of if he's willing to go green on a date. Request apple picking or hiking and biking. Once he passes that green litmus test, then treat each other to an expensive night out!
18. Ditch your car
Anytime you can leave your gas guzzler parked and walk to the grocery store or hop on your bike, you'll not only conserve the gas and noxious fumes that otherwise would've been emitted from your car's exhaust, but you'll get in a bit of a workout to boot. Use this as your get-out-of-jail-free card when you're not able to make it to the.
(Keep in mind that carrying your grocery bags will do wonders for your biceps!)
17. Is he the real deal?
Any can guy can make reservations at a restaurant and then ply you with drinks. Snag a guy who is willing to roll up his sleeves and prepare a whole wheat fettuccine alfredo on real plates. He is a keeper. While you're doing the dishes, which is better than tossing plastic plates in a landfill, you can check out his washing and drying techniques!
16. Green your face
You don't have to sacrifice beauty in the name of being more environmentally aware! Many cosmetics companies are stepping up to the challenge and are opting for no animal testing and all plant-based natural ingredients to create their lipsticks, bronzers and mascaras.
15. Drop the dimmer light switch
Looking for romance? Go for the soy-based candles as opposed to the paraffin ones. Soy wax is a renewable resource, and all candles made from soy burn longer, more evenly and virtually soot-free!
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