Simplifying our lives goes a long way in going green at home. Looking back to simpler times for inspiration (while still using clean, innovative technologies) can help guide us in environmentally-responsible actions. Here are a few principles behind simple living:
- Minimize: Use less, conserve more. What can you use less of? Makeup, toilet paper, printer paper, etc just to name a few.
- Maximize: Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. (Cuz we all love things that rhyme.) Basically, get the most out of your clothing, food, personal energy, resources, etc.
- Prioritize: Make time for what matters. Eliminate things that don’t. Don’t waste time, money, energy, or resources on the wrong things. Do you know what matters most to you?
Keeping in mind these principles of simple living will keep you on track as you poke through the articles below for inspiration and begin going green at home.