Hi there everyone! Today, I plan to start the process on making an impact, not only to myself but for the environment.

We all know of recycling, and planting trees. But, ever stop to think about if that truly is enough?

I am a firm believer in doing something you love and having it make you feel undeniably good about yourself. As odd as it may sound, turning off a light that’s not in use, walking, planting and maintaing a garden, and even buying Fair Trade all give me a sense of accomplishment. I feel as though I am not only saving for now, but am preventing for the future.

This list below is my green pledge and my determination to follow it as best as I can:

  1. Grow a garden and not use pesticides.
  2. Turn off every light, computer monitor, printer, and device when not in use.
  3. Unplug items such as chargers and radios when not in use.
  4. Buy Fair Trade and products that do not contain animal by-products, items that are not tested on animals, and items that are biodegradable.
  5. Spread the word of the importance of recycling, saving paper, supporting businesses that give back, and the joy of being outdoors.
  6. Buy products that are made in the U.S.A. and products that are energy efficient.
  7. Educate myself on the importance of being green and keep up with news on the environment.
  8. Keep track of my carbon footprint.
  9. Plant trees and flowers in the spring. Gotta love that CO2! 🙂
  10. Lastly, keep track of not only what I am putting on my body, but also what I am putting in my body.

What is your green pledge?