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Going Green: New Year’s Resolution

Adventurer B

Happy New Year!  At this time of year, I tend to make a lot of resolutions.  Of course, health and exercise are always on it, along with things like being better about keeping in touch—those usual resolutions that make sense, but don’t quite happen.  This year, health is still on there, but I decided to break my resolutions down into manageable chunks!

For one, I always try to be environmentally conscious, but instead of just resolving to be Green, this year I decided to focus on one thing that could make a difference.  I read on The Green Guide that the average American lifestyle uses nearly 2,000 gallons of water each day—twice the global average.  That is a lot of water.  So, I chose water and trying to cut down on my usage.  Some great Green tips are to turn off the faucet while brushing my teeth, or brushing teeth in the shower, or getting a low-water filter on my shower and in the toilet. 

Why not start the New Year and find one Green thing to resolve to do better—cutting down water, planting a garden, composting, or recycling.  If you choose water, visit our friends at National Geographic’s The Green Guide to get started by calculating the amount of water you use and tips for cutting back.

Let us know what you decide to do and how by posting your comments below.  DING!  You are now free to be Green!


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