reuse glass jars for storage. we wash out our spaghetti sauce jars and store pasta, oats, and other dry goods. it makes things v accessible in our cabinets and a little prettier than typical packaging.
composting. i know, i was scared at first too... but it's super easy and you won't have to take the garbage out as much! h and i separate all of our vegetable and fruit scraps and he puts in into our compost bin (mixed with leaves and dirt, we don't do worms) and stirs it up. in a few weeks the scraps disappear and you have great dirt for your garden (he is going to donate our dirt to his brother who has a proper back yard).
reusable napkins and tea towels. instead of spending a ton of money on paper towels and napkins buy some pretty napkins and tea towels and reuse/wash as necessary.
reusable bags. take them everywhere you shop, not just the grocery store. plastic shopping bags drive me insane.
turn down the heat/ac when you're not home.. this ones a no-brainer but it really saves on energy consumption and costs.
go paperless. sign up for electronic bill pay and cancel your catalogue subscriptions (less magazines to recycle and less shopping temptation!)
water collection and reuse. another seemingly drastic step but it's SO easy to put a bucket in the shower to collect all that water before you get in. h uses his shower water to take care of our plants :)
shop local. visit your local farmers market to get fresh and local produce and avoid buying produce at the grocery store from far away countries (it takes a lot of oil to have them shipped to the US).
reduce your online shopping. packaging and shipping eat up a lot of oil too! double that when you return an item.
do you have any more easy green-living tips?
have a fantastic weekend!!