4 Eco-easy ways to be green at home

If you haven’t taken the green home leap, get an easy eco-friendly start with these earth-preserving vegan home tips.
If you haven’t taken the green home leap, get an easy eco-friendly start with these earth-preserving vegan home tips.

4 Eco-easy ways to be green at home

Get a juicer

Juicing fruits and vegetables is one of the easiest and most delicious ways to go green. Sure, you can stop by the juice cafe every day and drop $5 or more per drink or you can save the gas (and your money) by juicing your fresh farmers market picks. I particularly love the Omega Vert VRT 350, a low speed juicer that maintains the healthy enzymes from the fruits and vegetables that higher speed juicers destroy.

>>Check out this refreshing, ultra-green Orange Apple Juice

Use eco-friendly appliances

Swap out your old kitchen appliances and washer/dryer units for EnergyStar appliances for big energy and money savings. Another eco-home tip is to switch to smaller eco-friendly gadgets, such as the Rowenta Eco Intelligence Iron, North America’s first eco-friendly iron that combines ironing efficiency with 25% energy savings! The iron’s new and patented Microsteam400 3De soleplate is at the crux of the energy-efficient design – helping to concentrate steam on fabric, reducing loss of steam and therefore saving on water usage. Available in April 2012.

Clean green

The safest way to get your home spic and span is to use green cleaning products that are made with all-natural ingredients. Get started with the Eco-Me Premix Cleaning Pack, which includes all purpose cleaner, wood polish, scrub cleanser, dish soap, laundry soap, carpet deodorizer, toilet bowl cleaner, and an all-floor cleaner. Eco-Me products are made with food-grade ingredients, like vinegar, olive oil, baking soda, and essential oils, instead of harsh chemicals that can harm you and the environment.

Teach your kids about eco-friendly living

It’s not easy to teach your kids to save the world since they have more important things to do, like hang with their friends, play sports, and do well in school. Reach them with green things they can understand. Plant a garden with them so they can eat their efforts. Have a recycling contest every week to see which family member recycles the most stuff. Take them to Farmers Market to get to know the local farmers that grow their food. Teach them about the health benefits of non-toxic personal care products and buy them eco-friendly beauty, skin, and hair care items. If you’ve got little girls, surprise them with a colorful assortment of non-toxic Piggy Paint or Safe Nails nail polishes.

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