Doing The Green Thing

Everybody can do the green thing. It’s good clean fun for the whole family! Pick a green thing from the list, make it a habit and then add another green thing. Before you know it, you’ll be so green, even the Incredible Hulk will be jealous.

  • Go "Green" When You Clean

    Many household cleaning products contain various chemicals and toxins detrimental to the environment and to your health. Read the labels and buy green cleaning products, or better yet, make your own.

  • Avoid Products with a Lot of Packaging

    You can save 1,200 pounds of carbon dioxide a year if you cut down your garbage by 10%.

  • Buy Recycled Products

    Buying new products made from recycled materials allows you to "close the loop," creating a market for the items recycled curbside or in other recycling programs.

  • Switch to Organics

    Organic agriculture protects everyone’s health by reducing the amount of CO2 and toxic chemicals that are put into the air, soil and water. Organic methods support natural ecosystems by using long-term farming solutions that help preserve the earth's resources for future generations.

  • Buy in Bulk

    Purchasing food in bulk allows you to choose just how much or how little of a certain product you want, reducing both product waste and packaging waste.

  • Quench with Respect

    80% of the 25 billion single-serving plastic water bottles Americans use each year end up in landfills. Recycle your bottles, or better yet, choose to reuse with a refillable water bottle made of a refill-safe material.

  • Support Responsible Packaging

    When shopping for packaged products, seek out companies that use minimal amounts of packaging and use recycled and/or recyclable materials.

  • Choose Your Food Like it Matters

    Choose products from companies and businesses that do something to support the health of the planet. And, eat as many whole foods as possible. Not only are they better for you, but they're better for the Earth. The more whole the food is, the fewer the resources used to get it to your plate.

  • Reuse Your Bags

    More than one billion single-use plastic bags are handed to consumers each day in the U.S. and it takes a 15-year-old tree to produce just 700 paper grocery bags. Paper or plastic is no longer the question. Reusing shopping bags significantly reduces both emissions and waste. All Whole Foods Market stores offer at least a nickel-per-bag refund to encourage you!