Friday, April 22, 2011

Going Green in the Kitchen.

Happy Earth Day, little earthlings!

It’s a gorgeous day [well, it was when I started this post], here in sunny New England. We hope you’re all enjoying the same.

On this fabulous day of Earth Celebrations, let’s talk VERDE.

Specifically, Going Green in the Kitchen.

There are many things that you can do to help improve the environment in your everyday life.  From big to small, involved to automatic, expensive to free; we can all help our Earth in some way.  So we’ve gathered up some tips that might help your efforts in the green movement: 


There are so many benefits to composting. First off, it’s free fertilizer, it stops your garbage from smelling like rotten food. And, most importantly, no waste. The decomposed foods go back into the earth, to help grow more food! Gourmet Galley composts and let us tell you, our herb garden grows like no other.

Did you know that one load in the washer uses less water than an equal load washed by hand? Well, it does. Just make sure to set your washer at the lowest heat setting, so as not to waste extra energy.

When you go to grab an appliance, grab the smaller one first. It uses less energy. Put a lid on your pot to bring your water to a boil faster: the faster it boils, the less energy your stove need to produce.

Practice sustainability. Buy from local farms, an/or grow your own vegetables. It’s healthier, uses zero energy and it tastes better. Do this and you’re more than halfway there in terms of having a green kitchen – no joke.

Use recycled materials. Buy lightly used cabinetry, find recycled aluminum or glass countertops and backsplashes. 

Follow these simple rules and we're on our way to a greener environment. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh man I never realized I was being green by using my dishwasher! I use that thing ALL THE TIME!!! I should go by Captain Planet now.