Living Green 2019 Guide

Live your life surrounded by what is most important to you. Use this guide to give your belongings a new story, show your commitment to local sustainability and to shop purposefully. This is your year to live green.

  1. Don’t Overwhelm Yourself

Take one room at time and then complete one specific task before moving on to the next item on your to-do list.

Priority 1: Kitchen?

Priority 2: Bedroom Closet?

Priority 3: What’s on your list?


  1. Gadgetry Strategy

If you hit the holiday jackpot with updated and upgraded electronics, check out Goodwill SCWI’s recycling partnership with Dell Reconnect. You can donate your working or non-working computer equipment knowing they will be responsibly recycled.

Storing broken electronics & appliances thinking that someday you’ll get around to fixing that printer – don’t kid yourself. You won’t. Dell Reconnect is your answer. Through Goodwill SCWI’s recycling partnership with Dell Reconnect you can donate your working or non-working computer equipment knowing it will be responsibly recycled.


  1. Pick a Number

Welcome new items by exchanging them for something you no longer need. Find things from each area in the home that are ready for reuse, recycling, or repurposing. Pick a number and then challenge yourself to get rid of that many things in your home.


4. Lights Out

Christmas lights that are outdated energy hogs or don’t work at all? Goodwill SCWI recycles those too. Through Goodwill SCWI’s various conscientious recycling streams you can donate knowing items won’t wind up in the landfill!


  1. Shopping Purposefully

It may sound a bit counterintuitive to create a shopping list. But this is no ordinary shopping list; this is a list of things you need to replace or things you will need to keep your home and yourself organized. Create 2 Lists: Replacements & Organizing Accessories


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