I'm looking for easy "acts of green" and changes that I can make to my life that make a small difference to the environment. An act of green is defined as small or large changes that we make which benefit the environment. One Million Acts of Green is a national movement to encourage individuals and groups to make these small changes. What I love about it is that if we all make small changes, those changes truly add up to make a big difference.
(Interestingly, my company Botanical PaperWorks was part of the One Million Acts of Green launch back in 2008 when we printed these plantable business cards for the organization)
So this week, I've made the decision to stop buying small containers of tea bags and to switch to loose tea. Yes, it's a small act but I figure that I go through 25 containers of tea per year so by buying tea instead from local business Cornelia Bean, I'm saving the packaging garbage, container shipping and the energy expended by tea bag manufacturing.
Plus, I'm supporting a locally-owned business and that means jobs for the local economy. This is one act of green that I'll be able to continue and that I'm glad that I've made.