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Earth Day is right around the corner, so it’s time to check in and see how you’re doing on the green scale. Not quite ready to install those solar panels? Here are three easy ideas for you:

  1. Is your house jammed with old music players, forgotten mice and mismatched electronics cords? Check out local recycling companies as well as stores like Best Buy and Staples. Many of them will be holding free events on Wednesday, 4/22.
  2. Do you want to put the back corner of the yard to work with a compost bin? Wikihow gives you a step-by-step guide to getting started. If that’s a little too ambitious, recycle your food scraps by adding a small compost container to your kitchen counter.
  3. Reusable grocery bags are common, but are you using reusable bags at the drugstore or for running other errands? Here’s the answer for your good intentions: buy some nylon bags. Container Store has a great selection of compact, affordable fold-up bags that are as light as a feather. They even have reusable produce bags that are perfect for your farmer’s market haul.