Small changes add up

by BB Martin
(Southern California)


It's very interesting that some of the things that contribute to a healthier planet truly have a positive impact on one's personal health.

Using less toxic or non-toxic cleaning and personal products seems like a little thing, but I know that it really helps the drain water, which goes to the ocean and my health, because of less toxic fumes and stuff going on my skin - and I feel a lot better!

I've also switched my whole home to compact florescent light bulbs. I did it partly for the environmental benefit, but I'd heard that it would save me money on my electric bill (which was getting astronomical...) I kid you not, that reduced my bill by almost 30%!

One major way that we've gone green is that my husband and I both have our own online businesses so there is no need to drive to a place of work. Heck, that alone cuts carbon dioxide transmissions considerably!

We also eat organically or locally grown food whenever possible. And I am a researcher, writer and educator on the subject of improving health through understanding health basics, and that includes educating about how green living choices improve health.

Oh! And if you like to burn candles, soy candles "burn clean" and are becoming very popular.

BB Martin

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Jan 11, 2012
Non-Toxic Cleaning
by: Anonymous

I really like the idea of non-toxic cleaning too. Things like previous generations did before there was so much choice at the supermarket... using vinegar and baking soda and then formulating mixes depending on the particular cleaning job.

A small idea I have is always carrying a folded up fabric bag in my handbag. Then I can just whip it out even when I didn't intend on shopping that day. You just never know when you might need it.

Thanks for the soy candle idea BB. I might have to look into that!

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