10 tips for greener living

“Don’t be intimidated into feeling you can’t do anything,” said Gina Overshiner, whose family of four tries to live green. “Little things can make a difference over time.” Consider her suggestions to
Saturday, April 21, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 8:34 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

1. Get there under your own power. Consider riding a bike or walking when you are going on short trips (1 to 3 miles) to places such as the library, video store, lunch, the park or a friend’s house. A fun way to get started is to sign up for Bike, Walk and Wheel Week, which challenges Columbians to make trips by walking and biking. It takes place May 12-19. For more information and to sign up, go to