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WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

August 15, 2018 by  
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Easy Being Green

“Greening up” your life can be as simple as incorporating lifestyle changes at home.

Avoid using the microwave whenever possible. You’ll find that reheating in a pot or skillet heat can be about as as fast — literally in minutes.

Run the dishwasher only when full and at night — that’s more efficient and reduces the carbon footprint. Or better yet: go back to the good old-fashioned method of hand washing. We have a dishwasher, but only use it as a dish drain for the dishes we wash. I love it!

To prevent reintroducing germs to the face, use a facecloth only once.

Look up natural recipes to make your own cleaning products. Reducing the chemicals you use is a big step toward living green. I make my own cleanser, bath cleaner, as well as body soap, shampoo, toothpaste, body scrub and facial toner. All chemical free!

The blue light from a phone, computer, or other electronic device can foster sleeplessness. Learn to unplug in order to wind down and induce more restful and peaceful sleep.

Each year, plastic bags in the ocean kill 100,000 sea animals. It is estimated that by 2050, the world’s oceans will contain more plastic than fish.

Beyond recycling, try to limit the products that you buy in plastic. The average family accumulates on average 1,500 plastic bags — with 99% ending up in landfills and oceans.

In the U.S., 1,500 water bottles are thrown away every second — and 500 million plastic straws are discarded daily. We have to do better!

By the way: plastics numbered 1, 3, 6, or 7 are prone to leaching into food or drinks — so drink out of glass whenever possible.

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