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Going Green Made Easy

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This day and age going green isn’t a trend it should just be a way of life for everyone. Our planet is dying everyday and we are the reasons why. Evidence is all around us that our harmful effects on the Earth are going to impact our human race. It’s something we all need to step up and realize. Yes this sounds preachy but come on there is apart of you that knows you could be doing better to help our planet. Ok so you don’t think you have the time, patience, or the means to go green well think again. Going green does not mean you have to be vegan, life off the grid, or purchase everything organic although those things are ideal they are not realistic for everyone. Here is a list on how to go green with just a few minute changes.

1.Take shorter showers (easy for some)

  1. Replace old and inefficient appliances
  2. Replace furnace filters regularly
  3. Instead of turning the heat up wear extra clothing for warmth
  4. Purchase low-flow shower heads and faucets
  5. Use dirty bathwater to water household plants
  6. Keep the oven closed while cooking
  7. Turn off lights when leaving a room
  8. Keep curtains open in the winter and close them in the summer
  9. Invest in weather strips for your doors
  10. Having household plants will help purify the air (ferns are said to help humidify the air)
  11. Avoid dining out and eat meals at home
  12. Cook more without meat
  13. Don’t buy bottled water
  14. Buy a filtered water pitcher to keep cold in the fridge
  15. Hang dry laundry
  16. Clean out the lint screen in your dryer so it runs more efficiently
  17. Make your own cleaning products

19.File your taxes electronically

  1. Use cloth towels instead of paper towels
  2. Sends e-cards for holidays
  3. Read newspapers online
  4. Think before you print and use both sides of the paper
  5. Keep your vehicle tire inflated
  6. Commercial carwashes waste less water
  7. Ride a bike
  8. Start a recycle bin
  9. Use cloth shopping bags
  10. Reuse plastic bags (great for dirty diapers)
  11. Don’t litter
  12. Don’t use pesticides
  13. Donate things
  14. Try to repurpose items
  15. Start a vegetable garden
  16. Pay your bills online
  17. Use direct deposit
  18. Borrow books from the library
  19. Purchase ebooks
  20. Get a lunch box (no one brown bags it anymore)
  21. Let your hair air dry

 

Ok so no excuses. Right there are forty simple ways to go green. There are so many other ways you can go green and you may already do so and not even realize that your are going green. Take the steps needed to help save our planet. There is no “planet B” as some say. Get on the green bandwagon and start to reduce, reuse, and recycle your way to a healthier lifestyle. Not only are these eco friendly tips many of them are pocket friendly. You will start to notice some extra money in your account for adapting to the new green habits. So say it loud and proud I am going green!

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