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Spring into Summer: Tips for the Next Long Weekend

Many of us in the US celebrated Memorial Day this past weekend by taking Monday off; as spring wanes and summer creeps every closer, the long weekend affords the possibility of barbequing with friends, enjoying some sunshine, or catching up on chores around the house that you’ve been putting off. Here are some of our tips to green your next long weekend.

1) Start a garden; here are some ideas [www.treehugger.com] to get you started, and here are some tips [www.treehugger.com] for doing it with the planet in mind.
2) If spring cleaning is still on your list, be sure to use eco-friendly cleaners [www.treehugger.com] to help get the green job done; check out our How to Green Your Cleaning [www.treehugger.com] to really get down to the nitty-gritty.
3) If your spring cleaning extends to culling and organizing your stuff, here are some tips for ways to get organized [www.treehugger.com], and some inspiring words to help get rid of stuff you don’t use [www.treehugger.com] — remember, you don’t have to throw it all away.
4) Starting a compost heap or picking up a compost bin [www.treehugger.com] is a great start to fertilizing that new garden (that you planted in tip 1), and you can get a container that even fits right in your kitchen and doesn’t smell!
5) If a little outdoor time is on your schedule, hop on the world’s most energy efficient vehicle: your bicycle [www.treehugger.com]; even the cool kids are doing it [www.treehugger.com] and you can charge your cell phone [www.treehugger.com] and get ready for the next World Naked Bike Ride event [www.treehugger.com] at the same time.

So if the above scene isn’t your idea of a well-spent day off, remember that you can do just about anything — around the house, in the yard, at work and at play — with a greener twist. Take a spin through TreeHugger’s archives (there’s over 11,000 articles in there!) to see what you can dig up to green your next day off.