I wish I could say I was always green, but I'm a late bloomer. Better late than never, right? We moved six years ago to a property with 4 acres. I've always wanted to live off of our land as best as I could. We're taking baby steps and are on our way finally.
We recycle everything, but it's a little hard since the recycling center is not close to us, but we still do it. Our son loves going there and giving our stuff back to be used again. We've got an organic garden. I use organic gardening & lawn care products (I also sell them now!). In two weeks we're getting some chicks for laying, not for their meat. Next years goal is to get a goat and have a much larger garden.
I'm involved in another program, Plant A Row for the Hungry. The concept is to have gardeners donate their extra produce to local food banks. It's a great program and I'm so excited about it.
We're not totally chemical free, but we're working on it. I'm going slow & steady so I really understand everything I do, not just doing something because I'm told to.
I'm taking a class this fall through the NWF about backyard habitats and I cannot wait. As part of this class, I have to volunteer 30 hours over the next year. That means I get to help others become green in their backyards.
For more info on what I have done, visit my blog at www.jenshappygardening.blogspot.com