33 Ideas for Green Living

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Get inspired to make the world a happier and healthier place.

If we are all good stewards of Mother Nature, she will return the favor and treat us well. In honor of Earth Day on April 22, here is our list of ideas to make the world a happier and healthier place.

  1. “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party.’” – Robin Williams
  2. Read The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People by Dan Buettner.
  3. Listen to “This Land is your Land” by Woody Guthrie.
  4. Watch Earth Days.
  5. Plant a tree.
  6. “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” —Henri Matisse
  7. Read Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
  8. Listen to “Mother Nature’s Son” by the Beatles.
  9. Watch The Grapes of Wrath.
  10.  Adopt a Highway.
  11. “Just living is not enough...one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Andersen
  12. Read Walden by Henry David Thoreau.
  13. Listen to “Beautiful Day” by U2.
  14. Watch FernGully: The Last Rainforest.
  15. Recycle.
  16. “Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” —Pedro Calderon de la Barca
  17. Read New Slow City by William Powers.
  18. Listen to “Hungry Planet” by The Byrds.
  19. Watch Into the Wild.
  20. Start a community garden.
  21. “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” —Mahatma Gandhi
  22. Celebrate Earth Day on April 22.
  23. Listen to “Down to Earth” by Peter Gabriel.
  24. Watch Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom.
  25. Read Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future by Bill McKibben.
  26. “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” —Edward Abbey
  27. Read Step into Nature by Patrice Vecchione.
  28. Listen to “Rise” by Eddie Vedder.
  29. Watch Avatar.
  30. Get an energy audit for your house to identify excess and waste.
  31. Watch WALL-E.
  32. Replace your showerheads with inexpensive low-flow versions.
  33. In May, go to livehappy.com for 33 ideas on courage.