With the threat of global warming in the forefront these days, its important to live as green as we possibly can. Even if there wasnt such an imminent threat, its really a good idea to try and do what we can to preserve this beautiful planet for ourselves and for future generations.
If everyone changed just one thing in their daily routine it could have a huge impact on the current situation. That could be as simple as turning the water off when you brush your teeth or remembering to turn the light off every time you leave a room.
There are many ways that you can be green without spending a lot of money or better yet, nothing at all. Here are some great bathroom tips that will conserve water and they wont cost you a dime:
1. Fix toilet and faucet leaks immediately. 2. Turn the water off while brushing your teeth. 3. Use a kitchen timer to time your showers to 5 minutes. 4. Turn off the water while shaving or washing your face. 5. Put a milk jug filled with stones in your toilet tank to displace water. 6. Don't use your toilet as a trash can. 7. Collect water that youre that is warming up for your shower and use to water your lawn and flowerbeds.
Check out this video we made for "60 Seconds to Save the Earth":
There are so many simple things we can all do to make this a cleaner more sustainable world. The best part is that most of these things dont cost anything, and in the long run they can even save you money. Who said being environmentally friendly had to be difficult? Its really just a matter of habit ..breaking the old ones and creating new ones.
We started out being more eco conscious with very small things, and just kept adding. There are still so many more things we could and will try to do, but everyones circumstance is different. Thats why being earth friendly is customizable. You do what you can and go at your own pace. Its as simple as that. We hope you find some great ideas here that you can customize to fit your life.
<h3 >Ten Ways To Be Green1.) Unplug cell phone chargers. Put appliances, tvs and dvrs on power strips to turn off
2.) Use less water - turn off water when not using while brushing teeth. Buy faucets and toilets that let less water flow.
3.) Switch to Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs - replace as you can or buy in bulk, which will get you a savings, not to mention the money you'll save on your electric bill from using them.
4.) Choose products with less packaging - companies that are enviromentally savvy will package with as little material as possible and will use recycled material.
5.) Buy organic and local foods - look for organic foods in your area. many super markets have organic products in one section or spread throughout the store. there are many, whole food and natural stores and co-ops. You"ll need to do a little research to find the resources closest to you. Check out Local Harvest.
7.) Plant a tree!- go to a local nursery and find a nice tree for your home or yard.
8.) Recycle more - take the time to make a recycling area in your home or business,or find a local recycling station in your area...don't forget about household chemicals,used oil, antifreeze and batteries. They all have a place, so call your local waste management and find out where yours go.
9.) Switch to "green" power via your local utility company.
10.) Spread the word!!! Tell a friend or relative. Make a copy of this list and pass it on!!
In Your Home
Have you ever thought about where you can have the most impact on the environment? The best place to start is in your own home. From the way you cleanto the amount of energy you consume, there are so many things you can do in your home that could make an impact.