We all know the nasty health issues associated with processed foods, so why not make 2012 the year you change your eating habits for the better? Nowadays, many cities have farmers markets with fresh veggies, fruits and more and a lot of supermarkets have sections devoted to food that was made or grown locally. Making these kinds of foods a larger part of your diet is of course better for your health but it also means less CO2 emitted because these items don’t have to be trucked across the country or flown from other parts of the world.
SAVE ENERGY (and $$)
One of the easiest resolutions to nip in the bud right now is to save energy and money by installing an electricity monitor like the Kill-a-Watt. If your TV and other appliances have power-save modes, make sure that they’re all turned on, and switch out your light bulbs to CFLs or LEDs. You’ll definitely want to continue being mindful about turning off your lights and appliances when they’re not in use during the rest of the year, but making these small changes right now will get you off to a great start.