Amrita and Karan Bhasin
Green Garden Siblings
Menlo Park residents and siblings Amrita and Karan Bhasin say: In order to reduce our carbon footprint, we have made many changes. We removed our lawn and started growing vegetables instead. We built custom vegetable boxes and planted flowers and plants. A lot of the vegetables and fruits we now cook and eat are grown in our backyard.
In addition, we planted more succulents and drought tolerant plants because they require very little water once established. Also, taking the bus to school helps reduce the number of vehicles and gas emissions on the road. We installed low-flow shower heads, and we are trying to work on taking shorter showers. This can be hard to do, especially on cold days, but it is important to help the environment.