New Years “Green” Resolutions

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 in Green Tip

This January, make a few “GREEN” resolutions! Here’s how:

The Green Umbrella is a non-profit organization working to improve the economic vitality and quality of life in the region around Cincinnati by maximizing the collective impact of individuals and organizations dedicated to environmental sustainability. Their website will give you endless ways you can make sustainable improvements to your lifestyle that will help the planet and save you money! Things like biking or carpooling to work, recycling, donating used clothing, washing laundry in cold water, and more.

The Green Umbrella also features green job listings, tips, and resources – such as the Green Umbrella Energy Challenge designed to help you easily improve your home’s energy efficiency.

Taking steps towards a more sustainable lifestyle has its rewards too! When you track your actions at you can instantly see how much money you’re saving and be entered to win prizes throughout the year!

And if you aren’t recycling yet in the City of Cincinnati, you should be! It’s easier than ever, and there are even more perks. For example, did you know you can earn points for recycling through RecycleBank that qualify you for free Metro passes, restaurant discounts, magazine subscriptions, and more? To request a recycling cart from the City of Cincinnati, go to For more recycling information visit