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Welcome 2018 With Green New Year Resolutions

By Fredrica Syren a.k.a Green Mom:

Even before the champagne’s been popped and everyone is returning to work, many of us make resolutions — things we would like to achieve and/or to make better for ourselves. 40 to 45 percent of adults make one or more New Year’s resolutions each year. The most popular ones are to stop smoking, to lose weight and to decrease drinking. Sadly, 22 percent of these people will break their resolution after just one week. The reason for the failure might be that most people do not back their resolution with a good plan. I recommend that people get the help of friends and dear ones to keep their motivation level high. I’m no better: I have made resolutions every year and failed, too. However, throughout the years I’ve learned to make resolutions that are easy to achieve.

Maybe this year could be a year resolving to change your environmental habits. No matter what personal change you wish to accomplish in the New Year 2017 is a great time to learn more about environmental issues and why they are important?

green new years resolutionsHere are some green new year’s resolutions to consider:

  • Green your ride e.g. carpool, using public transportation or bike
  • Green you eating habits e.g. adopt meatless Monday, eat more vegetarian, shop at local and organic farmers market, eat local food, eat more organic food.
  • Starts composting e.g. either have indoor or outdoor compost for food scraps.
  • Starts recycling e.g. learn what can be recycled, where to take
  • Learn more about global warming there are so many articles and information about global warming, what causes it and how we can fight it.
  • Green your cleaning e.g. invests in all natural and toxic free cleaning supply or make your own.
  • Use Less Plastic e.g. buy more bulk and use cloth produce bags

Happy New Year!!!

About Green Mom

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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