187 Simple Ways to Go Green


Go green Beauty Products

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164. Buy clothes from eco-friendly brands.

165. Use eco-friendly beauty products.

166. Let your hair dry naturally after you wash it.


Teach your children to go green

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167. Use cloth diapers instead of disposable.

168. Make your own baby food.

169. Send kids to school with a lunchbox instead of a sack lunch.


Go green Holidays

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170. Use newspaper to wrap presents.

171. Wrap gifts with items like scarves, bandannas, or tea towels.

172. Give experiences instead of things.


Go green Household

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173. Buy bamboo-based home furnishings.

174. Use bar soap instead of liquid hand soap.

175. Use mugs instead of Styrofoam or paper cups.

176. Cancel your landline.

177. Buy rechargeable batteries.

178. Use shredded paper instead of Styrofoam peanuts as packing material.

179. Run outside or in a gym instead of using a treadmill.

180. Take the stairs instead of the elevator.

181. Use matches instead of disposable lighters.

182. Quit smoking – or don’t start.

183. Bring your own thermos to the gas station when you get coffee.

184. Use the air dryer instead of paper towels in public restrooms.

185. Only purchase hazardous materials in the quantities you need – or share the leftovers.

186. Use non-toxic paint.

187. Do not dump hazardous materials.


As you can see, going green isn't as difficult as you might think. There are plenty of simple changes you could make in your everyday life that make an impact. It all starts with doing the research, like reading this article or others like it! You might also consider taking a class or attending a seminar on going green.

Then go on to increase awareness about conservation and green alternatives to the people that you know. If you want to take it a step further, maybe even donate to environmental groups and causes. Each of us should do our part to protect this planet we share!


Which of the suggestions on the list have you already implemented in your everyday life? Were there any ideas you hadn't thought of before? Please share your thoughts in the comments below; I would love your feedback!

  1. punchmeintheeye@gmail.com' michael damico August 7, 2014
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    • sarah.marchant@goedekers.com' Sarah Marchant August 11, 2014
  3. james.b.garten@gmail.com' krugle August 14, 2014
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