Make your home a greener place

April 22, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Discover how an average family can make greener choices. Simple changes you can implement today in your home.

Terra Wellington, a wellness and lifestyle television contributor, shares her tips for simple choices you can make to live a greener and more sustainable lifestyle.

Simple eco-friendly living tips and products mentioned on the show:

family.com/greenliving: A new resource designed specifically for parents, has launched a "Going Green" feature packed with helpful tips and ideas that will help families go green. (www.family.com/greenliving)

WaterPik's EcoFlow showerhead is engineered to help reduce your bathroom water consumption by up to 40 percent without sacrificing your shower experience. Price: $39.99

PUR Water Filtration together with a refillable bottle, eliminates as many as up to 3,200 plastic water bottles from the world every single year, and can save up to $600 per person annually. Price: Base Faucet Mount (Vertical): $29.99. Base Pitcher: $19.99.

Tide 2X Formula detergents are now half the size, but still offer the same amount of loads per bottle. Smaller bottles mean less packaging, less water used, and less fuel to transport the bottles. Price: Varies by Retailer, but bottles cost same per load as original bottles.

For more information, visit: www.terrawellington.com

About Earth Day

On April 22nd, people around the nation will celebrate "Earth Day" by building awareness and renewing their commitment to build a safer, healthier and cleaner environment for all. Responding to wide spread environmental degradation, United States Senator Gaylord Nelson called for an Environmental Teach-in or Earth Day to be held on April 22, 1970. Over 20 million people participated and it is now observed each year by more than 500 million people and national governments in 175 countries. From films and documentaries on global warming and worldwide summits to discussions about changes in business practices, the environment has become a growing issue of concern. Both the government and big business are taking more aggressive steps in reducing emissions and lessening harm to the environment while Hollywood is spreading the message of awareness, but what can average consumers do to help the cause?

About Terra Wellington

Terra Wellington is a national wellness and lifestyle expert who reports on consumer tips and information for healthy living and the environment. She regularly appears on television and radio news programs across the U.S. Currently, she is a trusted health and wellness expert for ClubMom.com, which was co-founded by Meredith Vieira (anchor on NBC's Today). And she also writes healthy living content for Healthnotes, an organization that provides wellness information on the Web and in kiosks at your local supermarket.


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