Green in 365: Welcome to a Year of Going Green!

Green in 365 series

Happy New Year! Welcome to the Green in 365 series!


Today is Day 1 of the Green in 365 series! (Scroll to the bottom to see the list of all the Green in 365 posts!)

Wow! It’s January 1st, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to begin this new journey here on Live Renewed! Every day this year I’m going to be posting a tip, idea, or challenge for you, to help you make green changes all around your home and in your life, and to help move you towards a greener lifestyle. We’ll be taking Sundays off throughout the year, because we all need a day of rest.

For the most part, these will be quick and easy tips and ideas, shared in short and readable posts. I don’t want to overwhelm you, and I don’t want to get overwhelmed with writing a post every day for the next year!

My hope is that if you are new to this journey, you will be inspired to begin making green changes in your life, or if you’re already living a green and natural lifestyle, that you’ll be encouraged to make even more changes! I would love to have you join with us, it’s going to be an exciting year!

If you’re not already subscribed to Live Renewed, please sign up now to either receive posts in a reader, or by email. I will encourage you to sign up for my email list because as the year goes on I will be sending out special newsletters, offering special deals, and even more stuff that I’m not even sure of yet, to my email subscribers. So, if you’re not on that list yet, please click here, enter your email address, and then make sure you check your email and verify your subscription.

I’m so excited and humbled to have you joining me on this journey!

What’s one area of your life that you’d most like to make green changes to this upcoming year?

Find all the Green in 365 Posts: 

2:: Making Small Changes
3:: How it Will Work
4:: Entryway – Take Off Your Shoes
5:: January Questions
7:: Entryway – Get a Good Doormat
8:: Entryway – Weatherproof Your Door
9:: Entryway – Green Clean and Organize
10:: Living Room – Switch Your Lightbulbs
11:: Living Room – Plug in a Power Strip
12:: Green in 365 Resources
14:: Winter – Weatherproof Your Windows
15:: Winter – Turn Down Your Thermostat
16:: Winter – Eating Seasonally and Locally
17:: Winter – Green Skincare
18:: Winter – Vinegar on Your Windshield
19:: Winter Craft – DIY Natural Bird Feeder
21: The Living Room – Window Treatments
22: The Living Room – Using Your Ceiling Fan
23: Choosing Eco-Friendly Furniture
24: The Living Room – Buying Electronics
25: The Living Room – Lead Paint on Windowsills
26: Weekend Links and Resources
28: The Living Room – Houseplants
29: The Living Room – Eco-Friendly Flooring
30: Green Cleaning the Living Room
31: The Living Room – Turn off the TV!
32: Introducing the Contributors and Your Questions
33: Cute as a Button Valentine’s Cards {Free Printable}
35: The Dining Room – Eco-Friendly Dinnerware
36: The Dining Room – Safe, Non-Toxic Candles
37: Green and Frugal Valentine’s Day Gifts
38: The Dining Room – Clean Wood Floors with Tea
39: The Dining Room: Hosting Guests
40: Green Valentine’s Day Links
42: Kitchen: 9 Ways to Reduce Your Waste
43: Kitchen: Use the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen Lists
44: Kitchen: Using Cloth Napkins and Towels
45: Kitchen: Watch Out for “Real-Washed” Foods!
46: Kitchen: Get the Plastics Out!
47: Kitchen: Featured Ebook of the Month – Your Grocery Budget Toolbox
49: Kitchen: 17 Ways to Use Glass Jars in the Kitchen
50: Kitchen: Get the Aluminum Out!
51: Kitchen: Make Your Own Homemade Produce Cleaner
52: Kitchen: Get the Teflon Out!
53: Kitchen: 10 Green Cleaners for the Kitchen
54: Kitchen: Green Clean the Microwave
56: Kitchen: How Real Food and Green Living are Connected
57: Kitchen: Skip the Non-Stick Spray
58: Kitchen: 9 Ways to Conserve and Reuse Water in the Kitchen
59: Kitchen: An Eco-Friendly, Family Friendly Kitchen
60: Spring: 5 Steps to Get Ready to Garden
61: Your Questions for March
63: Easter: 10 Ideas for Green and Homemade Easter Gifts
64: Spring: Reduce, Reuse… Declutter
65: Spring: Upcycle the 1930’s – Cafe Curtains
66: Spring: The Lazy Guide to Setting Up Your Compost Bin
67: Spring: FAQs – Getting Started with Composting
68: Have a Naturally Green St. Patrick’s Day
70: Easter: Give a Green Easter Basket
71: Spring: Planning and Herb Garden
72: Easter: DIY All-Natural Egg Dyes
73: Spring Cleaning: 5 Reasons to Avoid Chemical Cleaners
74: Spring Cleaning: How to Safely Dispose of Chemical Cleaners
77: Easter: 7 Simple Crafts Using What You Have at Home
78: Baby & Child Care: 5 Standard Newborn Procedures You Can Refuse
79: Baby & Child Care: Effective, Natural Teething Remedies
80: Baby & Child Care: Non-Toxic Baby & Children’s Bath Products
81: Baby & Child Care: Breastfeeding: The Greenest Way to Feed Your Baby
84: Easter: Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Easter
85: Baby & Child Care: Starting Solids: Benefits of Baby Led Weaning
86: Spring: How to Reuse Egg Shells
87: Baby & Child Care: Following Baby Led Weaning for Starting Solids
91: Creation Care and Loving People
92: Bathroom: Check the Ingredients in Your Personal Care Products



If you’d like to learn more about living green and living frugally I’d love to have you as a Live Renewed reader! You can subscribe, either by email or in a reader, to get the latest posts, ideas and inspiration for living frugally green. You can also connect with me on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest!


  1. says

    What a great idea for a series! I am looking forward to following along! This year I want to move away from commercial shampoos and conditioners. I have gone no ‘poo in the past, and love it, but the rest of my family doesn’t seem to want to join in…And the other thing we will be working on is more local foods! We have a great farmers’ market that is year round, but I never seem to be available when they are open. So this year I will be trying to make a point of getting to the market!

    • Emily @ Live Renewed says

      That is a great goal Krissa! One of my goals is to use my clothesline more this year – it got a little neglected after the baby was born! 😉

  2. Kate says

    I’m so excited about this! My current green goal is to have a plastic free kitchen and especially plastic free baby kitchen stuff (sippy cups, snack traps etc) Just ordered my stainless sippys :)

    • Emily @ Live Renewed says

      Such a great goal Kate! I’ve been thinking about moving toward a plastic free kitchen, but it kinda overwhelms me. We do use a lot of plastic free stuff, but we’re definitely not completely plastic free. Maybe that’s something I’ll have to try to tackle this year!

  3. says

    Less packaging. But more bulk foods. It’s so annoying that our garbage bags are filled w/trash that cannot be recycled! We have come a long way but this is one that still really bugs me.

  4. says

    My family puts forth a lot of effort to living green, especially when it comes to cleaning. But I can’t wait to revisit your site and gain more ideas to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle. This 365 day of tips idea is sensational!

  5. Jennifer says

    Just found this via a post on Pinterest about hanging laundry. Is it possible to find a link with links to all of the 365 posts, or has there been a more recent posting? I’d love to go green/zero waste and a lot of things we’ve already done (switching out plastic for glass, light bulbs, etc) Suggestions? :)


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