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The Greener Guide:  Small Resolutions with Big Eco-Impact

Jan 01, 2024 12:00AM ● By Patti Beres
Welcome the new year with resolutions that infuse sustainability into daily habits and create a positive impact.

Begin indoors with a pledge to minimize waste. Reduce food waste and refuse through mindful shopping. Consider eco-friendly reusable packaging as a budget-friendly alternative with a positive ripple effect.

Extend resolutions outdoors with seasonal intentions. Choose salt and chloride-free ice melt alternatives to safeguard pets, surfaces and plant life while preventing water pollution. Plan for warmer days with a nature-friendly garden. Balance edibles and native plants in pots, raised beds, or right in the ground, while cultivating fun, beauty and a greener planet in large or small spaces. Stay mindful of upcycling household items in gardens. Compost and recycle materials when possible.

Prioritize mindful recreation that fosters connections with loved ones and the natural world. Outdoor relaxation and play offer proven health benefits. These simple resolutions effortlessly contribute to a healthier, sustainable year ahead.

Patti Beres is the owner of Be Be Green Pro LLC - PO Box 180092, Delafield, WI, in Delafield. They offer landscaping, winter services and ice melt. For more information, call 262-361-4034 or visit