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5 Eco-Friendly Habits for Fall

Oct 19, 2016
Scarlet Paolicchi

I love the change of seasons. There is something to savor about each season, but fall is one of my favorite times of year with the crisp weather and natural beauty. A great way to show our appreciation for the world around us to help preserve it, so here are five eco-friendly habits for fall.

1. Break out the sweaters.
Instead of turning up the heat, go ahead and break out the long sleeves and the sweaters. It is a great chance to get cozy and snuggle up. And, the lower your heat, the more money and energy you may save.

2. Put those leaves to work.
Use your leaves for composting or mulch, after your kids play in them of course! Here are eco-friendly fall yard tips to help you bed down your garden and flower beds.

3. Chose natural fall decor.
Everyone loves to decorate the house to welcome a new season. Be sure to choose eco-friendly decorating ideas and natural table centerpieces.

4. Cook up some soup.
Soup is an excellent choice for warming you in the fall. Try some of these meatless soup recipes since they leave a smaller carbon footprint: Black Bean And Rice Crockpot Soup, Italian Tortellini Soup, and Heirloom Pumpkin Soup.

5. Turn off the electronics.
The TV can wait. Get outside and enjoy all that fresh air. It is the perfect time to play outdoor games in the backyard or local park. Go for a run or a bike ride.  Head to a park and explore nature or have a scavenger hunt.

What are some of your favorite things to enjoy about fall? Do you think you could make them more eco-friendly?

Photo courtesy of Scarlet Paolicchi.

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