Easy Green Resolutions

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Last year, we made the relatively painless switch to reusable grocery tote bags, compact florescent lighting, and paying our bills online. This year, our list of realistic resolutions includes...

Paper Towels - We just can't stop using paper towels...not yet, anyway. We do plan on testing out a healthier option this year but, until we cut the cord completely, we're buying recycled. Switching to Seventh Generation's Unbleached 100% Recycled Paper Towels will save 1 million trees and 2.6 million cubic feet of landfill space.

Produce Bags - Since we've kicked the plastic grocery bag habit, it makes sense to banish plastic produce bags as well. A set of 5 organic cotton sacks can be purchased at EcoBags and the more more you buy, the cheaper they are.

More baby steps toward green after the jump...

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Aluminum Foil - Another product we want to check out is 100% Recycled Aluminum Foil by If You Care. This product uses a whopping 95% less energy to produce than standard foil.

Lose the Paper Trail - We may already be paying our bills online but we still receive the paper notices. This year, we're making the jump to electronic billing and bank statements. We're looking forward to less paper clutter in 2008.

No More Junk - On that note, we're tired of our mailbox over-flowing with junk mail. This is the year that we opt out of the junk. The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse website is full of helpful tips and directories on how to eliminate all those annoying pre-approved credit offers, undesired catalogs, and coupon flyers.

Originally posted by Jessica on AT: Chicago.

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Janel Laban is the Executive Editor of Apartment Therapy and has been working here, at the dreamiest of dream jobs, since March 2006.

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