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Things to Remember when Going Green

by Ecofriend1874

Going green is not as hard as you might think. It just requires a little bit of effort and a little bit of self consciousness. Here are some things to remember.

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­ Pay attention to how you use water

Every time you turn off the water while you’re brushing your teeth, you’re doing something good. Got a leaky toilet? You might be wasting 200 gallons of water a day. Try drinking tap water instead of bottled water, so you aren’t wasting all that packaging as well. Wash your clothes in cold water when you can.

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Leave your car at home.

If you can stay off the road just two days a week, you’ll reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 1,590 pounds per year. Amalgamate your errands – try visiting the post office, grocery store and shoe repair place in one trip. It will save you money as well as time.

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Walk or ride your bike to work, school and anywhere you can.

You can decrease greenhouse gases while burning some calories and improving your health. If you can’t walk or bike, use mass transport like bus or trams or carpool. Every car not on the road makes a difference. If you must drink bottled water, recycle the bottle as well.

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Recycle.

You can help reduce pollution just by putting that soda can in a different bin. If you’re trying to choose between two products, pick the one with the least packaging.

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Compost

Compost makes a great natural fertilizer. Composting is easier than you think. Try using that for a go green environment.

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Lights

CFL’s consume a fraction of what old light bulbs use, and provide more light as well.You can purchase them at any home improvement store. You can also save money by purchasing the packs that have a couple bulbs in it.

Another thing you can do to save electricity is open a window. Let some of that free sunlight light up your home! There is a downside to this though, increase in cooling costs.

If you have windows facing north or south, you can open those up, and there won’t be as much direct sunlight, which won’t cause too much heat. In the morning you can crack the shades a bit on east facing windows, then open them up at noon, that way there is never that full intense light coming in.

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