Though it might seem like any conversations about “going green” means having to make drastic changes to your lifestyle, there are actually a number of things you can do this fall to lessen your impact on the environment while not destroying your standard of living. These include small things like canning fruits and veggies from your yard (especially important in snowy areas), ensuring that your tire pressure is correct, and using your yard’s own leaves and clippings as a blanket to protect your more delicate plants from cold weather.
With almost a month of fall under our belts, it’s time to take a step back and make sure you are living as sustainably and ‘green’ as possible. Fall is notoriously the time of year when we start to prepare for winter and all the hibernating that comes along with it. From dusting our snow boots off to digging out our favorite cozy sweaters, there is just something about fall that is both nurturing and comforting.
There are tons of great fall-style activities that will get you in the spirit of the season, many of which are also good for the planet. We’ve talked in the past about how to live ‘greener’ during the summer months, whether that means making sure we turn off lights or adopting water conservation habits in our homes and gardens. Read More at Earth911