Welcome! Eco Coach Dani is a Certified Green Living Coach providing expert advice and resources designed to help you improve your health and save money while protecting the planet. Discover how you can start making changes that matter today without giving up the comfort of your current lifestyle in this educational blog.
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New Year Resolutions
Tis the season for reflection and goal setting.It’s that time of year again that we evaluate how far we’ve come and envision where we want to go.Over the past several years I have been incorporating green living and minimalism principles in an effort to improve the quality of my life and total health.My overarching goals this year are to simplify all areas of my life, be happy, and save money while protecting the planet as best I can.
Green living is a personal journey of living with intent. For me, that means taking tiny steps each day that have a big impact over time. This year, I am going to make a few changes to my typical routine that will help me achieve my goals of saving money, improving my health, and protecting the planet. Some of the changes I plan to make this year are a bit more out of my comfort zone than switching out my soaps or household cleaners.
In the past 5 years, I’ve already greened my laundry routine by switching to ceramic washing balls and reusable dryer sheets which has saved me money and time while eliminating my exposure to harsh chemicals and preventing all sorts of waste. It’s been such a win-win that I’ve even gifted reusable green living supplies to my mom & sister for the holidays.
I’ve also cleaned up my personal care products by swapping out my traditional makeup for an eco friendly version. To take that a step further, I reduced the amount of times I wear makeup allowing me to purchase it a less frequently saving me time & money while conserving resources.
I’ve greened my bathroom by swapping out my traditional shampoos, conditioners, soaps, toothpaste and toothbrush for eco-friendly versions that are better for my health, my wallet, and the planet.
I’ve been on this journey for a while constantly evaluating my consumer habits and trying to make eco-conscious decisions. But, it seems that I notice more environmental challenges each day that need better solutions. For the moment I have identified 5 things I want to accomplish. These things are not necessarily lofty, but they are a bit out of my comfort zone and challenging while still being reasonable.
Here are my green living goals for this quarter:
1. All natural nail care
2. Sustainable ear wax removal
3. Reusable bags (for all occasions)
4. Reusable beverage containers
5. Sustainable feminine care products
In addition to these 5 goals, I plan on switching to a safety razor and adding more organic clothing to my wardrobe as it's needed.
Stay tuned to learn more about how I plan to execute each of my 5 defined goals and why they are important to me and the planet. I’ll also be adding to these goals as the year progresses.
Global warming is the increase in temperature of the earth's surface. Because of the greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane, the earth is unable to release the heat on the earth's atmosphere. The heat would accumulate on the earth's atmosphere and eventually have an effect on men and life on earth. The earth is already calling for our attention. If you haven't noticed the different environmental disasters and problems that we are having, then you are either blind or trying to be blind of the things happening around you. These disasters and problems that we are experiencing are all because of our own doing. We've been exploiting the earth for the longest time without thinking about the consequences of our actions. We are now seeing the ugly effects of our actions. There is still time to help change the condition of the earth. With enough awareness and actions, we'll be able to help preserve earth's beauty. Here are some tips y
Did you know that you can easily make your own cleaners that are not only better for the environment but also work well, while being safer for you, your kids and your pets, too? Let’s look at some basic, easy-to-make eco-friendly cleaners. All you need are a few ingredients you likely already have around your house, and a few spray bottles plus, some sort of writing instrument to label the bottles. Wash Your Windows In a spray bottle, mix 2 cups of water with 3 tablespoons white vinegar. You can use old newspaper as your cloth to wash the window, or use a squeegee. The vinegar smell will disappear quickly and your windows (or any glass surface) will look sparkly and shiny. Disinfect If you have surfaces that need to be disinfected, such as cutting boards and toilets, you can easily create that yourself in a spray bottle. Just mix 2 cups of water with four drops of any type of natural soap, like unscented liquid castile soap, and 10 to 15 drops of tea tree oil
1. Drive smart. Avoid abrupt acceleration and unnecessary braking. Drive at constant speed. These do not only save gas, but also save your life. 2. Keep your car maintained. On-schedule tune-up, air filter cleaning, change oil, and keeping tire inflated improve you fuel mileage and reduce carbon emission. 3. Avoid excessive idling. Zero miles per hour give you zero miles per gallon. 4. Walk, bike, or carpool whenever possible. These do not only save you gas but keep you in good shape. 5. Combine errands into one car trip. This saves time and gas. 6. Invest on a hybrid car. It consumes less fuel and release zero or less carbon 7. Invest on power saving devices for your home. 8. Switch to renewable energy. Encourage others to do the same. 9. Insulate your home properly. Leaks around the house increase your energy consumption, thus consuming more fossil fuel. 10. Wash clothes only on full load. 11. Use less hot water.