Posted by: ecodestination | December 31, 2009

Make eco resolutions for 2010!

Eco, eco, eco (it echoes!). It’s going to be an eco-friendly new year if we make it so! And we can do it. We will do it!

If we sustain and nourish our natural environment, it will sustain and nourish us back. You can be sure of that, because Mother Nature is a badass. She just needs a little support from us!

So let’s make some eco resolutions!

If you’re traveling, even if you’re planning for summer or next winter, you can decide on your eco resolutions now and take an environmentalist stance – this will allow it to permeate the rest of your lifestyle too.

You’ll be more likely to remember to rent a car with high mileage per gallon instead of a gas guzzler like an SUV, to offset your flights, to carpool even if it’s a little inconvenient, to turn off all your appliances at night, to not leave the lights on when you leave a room, to recycle, to choose reusable containers and plates for your next party, to opt for biodegradable sunscreen next time you’re in the sun, to leave the coral reefs alone when you’re scuba diving, even to volunteer for your next vacation, to turn off the tap while brushing your teeth, and on and on and on.

You’ll be more likely to go on an eco vacation, travel green, live green, and generally infuse your life with the beautiful color (and concept, of course!) that is green!

I will list my eco resolutions for 2010 below for inspiration, and I’d love love love to hear yours! Post your eco resolutions on your blog, submit an article about it somewhere, remind others to make eco resolutions too, and whatever else you can think of! It’s a gentle way to encourage others to be environmentally mindful.

My resolutions:

1.  Start an organic urban farming project at home and/or with other eco-conscious folk. Yay organic food! Yay cheap produce! Yay pure deliciousness! What’s not to like?

2. Keep bullying (I mean, gently reminding) my friends into carpooling.

3. Encourage everyone to choose reusable utensils, plates, and cups when throwing a party. Even offer to procure the materials!

4. Encourage others to make eco resolutions for 2010.

5. Persistently remind people to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Always set an example.

6. Only purchase recyclable products and materials.

7. Request that management switch to biodegradable pesticides.

8. Turn off the AC and open the windows when it’s cool out and my roommate isn’t looking. (Ha!)

9. Continue washing most dishes in the sink rather than using the dishwasher, and do it more.

10. Encourage others to use baking soda, vinegar, and other natural and biodegradable products for cleaning.

There you (and I) go! Let’s make some eco resolutions for 2010.

Happy New Year, everybody!



  1. Those are wonderful! Thanks for getting this started. I have spent the last several months walking to work, and this year would like to develop a way to share my successes with others. I purposefully said successes because by walking to work I have had at least four.
    1. Its better for the environment
    2. Its better for my pocketbook
    3. Its better for my health
    4. Its given me a chance to connect with my neighborhood

  2. Hi Laura!

    Great! I’m so glad you liked them.

    Congrats on your successes! I telecommute, so I only qualify for 2 of those 😉

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