Using green alternatives is about making smart choices in your life everyday; about the simple things. Many times it's the simple choices we make that can make the most difference...recycling with the blue container instead of just throwing the plastic bottle away; choosing less toxic alternative products to clean your home, ridding your life of junk mail, learning to compost, choosing to shop in local stores and buy locally produced products that reduce carbons and emissions in the transportation of products.

Learn to live sustainably – Sustainability is is an idea and a movement that focuses on meeting the needs of those of us living in the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Monterey County residents and businesses can find even more tips, facts, and resources on every day ways to reduce waste by visiting the Protect Your Central Coast web site.