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5 Eco-Minded Things to Do in May

It’s finally spring in Colorado, I think. Our spring weather is very moody with one day in the 70’s and the next day it’s snowing. It’s around this time every year that I get rambunctious to get my garden planted, spring cleaning, store away the extra winter blankets and about twenty other things.

This year I’m doing things a bit different. I’m taking a new look at how I can do all my old tasks in a “greener” way. If we each continue to make new eco-friendly choices we can do our part to help make our world a better place.

So here are my top five eco-friendly things to do this spring:

  1. This year I’m eliminating any chemicals from my garden and planting all organic plants. It’s a little more expensive and a little harder to find, but it’s a lot healthier for your kids if they play in your yard to get rid of those awful fertilizers full of chemicals.
  2. My spring cleaning will be done with lots of vinegar, baking soda and plant derived cleaners. Get rid of those old cleaners that are made with petrochemicals, unnatural fragrances and use products that bring a healthier environment to your home. Did you know that your indoor air could be causing health issues to you and your family?
  3. Open your windows and let the fresh air in. Wash your windows with a mixture of half vinegar and half water, usually this will improve your indoor air quality and leave your windows spotless.
  4. Is it time to clean out a few clogged drains? Here are some helpful tips for a more natural way to clean drains. Throw away those chemicals; they go straight to our water supply.
  5. Time to go green with your hot water heater; your water heater uses a lot of energy to keep water hot 24/7. Check out tankless water heaters or called hot water on demand systems.

For starters just do one task in an eco-friendly way and then pass this list on to a friend and encourage her to do the same. We can create a better planet one step at a time.

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