Choosing to have a Green
Wedding is a way of giving back on a very special day.
Here are a few tips:
Choose cloth napkins and table cloths
Wear your mother or sisters wedding dress
Use recycled paper invitations
Ask guests arriving from out of state to car
pool with other guests
Choose bird seed when showering the bride
Think about a natural pearl ring instead of
Buy locally. You'll save money and the
Living is so important!
A new study suggest that babies
absorb phthalates from baby products. Baby lotions, baby
powder, and baby shampoos may be exposing your children to
potentially harmful chemicals called phthalates. Studies show
developmental and reproductive toxicity and problems with
development in the baby.
Learn how and why to "GO GREEN". As a
parent you can create a healthier and
safer home for you and your family. Living
Green will be the most important decision
you will ever make to insure your family's
health now and into the future!
Turn off the faucet while brushing
Dry your laundry on a hanger or on a
Always pick up trash on the ground
Use cloth shopping bags
By recycled paper items
Start a compost box in the back yard
and use it to fertilize your yard
Use fans in the window and attic to
aid in cooling
TO GO GREEN:
Donate clothing to a charity
Turn off lights when leaving a room
Use low-flow faucets
Use real plates and cups instead of
Become an informed consumer, don't
buy products hazardous chemicals
Don't use pesticides
Don't use weed killers/pull our
Walk, car pool, or ride your bike
By recycling one
ton of paper, we save: 17 trees;
6953 gallons of water; 463 gallons
of oil; 3.06 cubic yards of
landfill space and 4,077 kilowatt
hours of energy!
through 2.5 million plastic
bottles every hour. Since
1978 the weight of a soda bottle
has been reduced by 29%.
HDPE (1#) and PET (2#) are the
most commonly recycled plastics.
Recycling a ton of PET saves 7.4
cubic yards of landfill space.
Half of all polyester carpet
manufactured in the US is made of
recycled soda bottles.
Did you know that a
pesticide is added to many laundry
detergents? This pesticide is also found
in many household cleaning products that
contain a disinfectant to kill germs.
It is found in household products used
to clean mold and mildew from your
shower or tub. The additive is
Chlorine Bleach. Did you know that
Bleach is a pesticide? It is!
Why GO GREEN...
Do you know what would
happen if you mixed other cleaning
agents with ammonia? Or, what
would happen if you mixed two cleaners
together and one had chlorine bleach and
the other had ammonia or another
chemical not listed on the label and
there was a chemical reaction?
Never mix a chlorine bleach with any
other household or cleaning product.
Doing so could result in harmful acids
and fumes being formed. These
acids and fumes are harmful and could
cause serious breathing problems or
Check the links below. Products
that we use everyday can contain
chemicals that put us at risk. Going
means you become an aware consumer and
eliminate hazardous chemicals that you
use in your home and around your family.
These chemicals pose a threat to your
family and the environment. Steps
you take to insure a healthy family will
also help to insure a healthy planet.