Are you still struggling to find the perfect resolution? If so, here’s a list of Eco-Friendly New Year Resolutions to help you out. Some are more challenging than others, but it’s best to pick something that is realistic for your lifestyle and personality; changing too much too fast usually doesn’t last longer than, oh…say, January? And, most importantly, don’t hate on yourself and surrender if you falter here and there; it happens! Just restart your resolution the next day, and all will be well with the world. True story. 🙂


So, here’s some potential Earth kind changes you could make in the New Year (w00t w00t!):

-Start a compost

-Buy more organic veggies and fruits; eat in-season foods

-Buy local

-Start a garden

-Go vegetarian, vegan or simply cut back on your meat consumption by doing something like Meatless Mondays

-Always bring your own reusable bags while shopping. Create a plan so you don’t leave them behind when you need them.

-Make your own super safe household cleaners

-Learn to sew

-Use cloth instead of paper towels and napkins.

-Wash your clothes with cold water

-Line dry laundry



-Consolidate errands so you only need to venture out once

-Walk or ride a bike whenever possible

-Purchase a rain barrel for your yard to conserve water

-Landscape your yard so it’s critter friendly

-Rescue an animal from a shelter or the streets

-Volunteer for a good cause

-Make a craft once a month with items you would usually throw away

-Buy organic clothing such as soy, hemp or organic cotton

-Thrift secondhand goods

-Donate items you no longer use

-Upcycle shabby items in your home into something “new”

-Use a reusable coffee cup

-No bottled water! Keep a reusable water bottle with you instead.

-Read more. Educate yourself further on environmental issues and ways you can help.

-Use recycled paper & print on both sides

-Turn off energy sucking devices when they’re not in use

-Become familiar with your local farmers and their farming techniques

-Support your local farmers market

-Cook at home instead of eating out

-Learn to make household staples like butter

-Throw away less food by eating leftovers; use “scraps” to make meals such as soup

-Make small (or large) donations to an eco-friendly cause throughout the year

-Support small businesses instead of big box stores

-Use (or make) earth friendly beauty products and cleansers

-Simply use less

Happy New Year, Everyone! Good luck in all your endeavors!
 ❤ your bud JacQ

What’s your New Year resolution? 🙂

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1 Comment on Rock Your New Year with an Eco-Friendly Resolution!

  1. Leiah
    December 29, 2011 at 7:19 pm (13 years ago)

    I can’t believe how many people I still see buying and drinking bottled water! It’s such an easy switch to use a reusable bottle with tap water instead.

    Also, a lot of coffee shops will actually give you a discount if you bring in your own reusable coffee cup – win win!


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