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Top Ten Ways To Go Green Part 2

Here is part 2 of Top Ten Ways To Go Green. Click here to read the Top Ten Ways To Go Green Part 1.


This is, by no means, all that you can do to ‘Go Green’.

It is important to stay on top of the latest options, and information to help you do the best you can to lower your impact on the environment.The resources we have on Earth are limited and anything you can do to slow down consumption will have a positive effect on our environment. Stay smart, and share your ‘Going Green’ tips and tricks with your others.

 

3. Recycle

  • The more you, as an individual recycle your waste, the less energy is required to produce new materials. Buy products that are made from recycled materials.
  • Take advantage of the places that offer money for recyclable materials and even put a few bucks in your pocket.


4. Use sustainable supplies. You can replace certain products with materials that are more ‘earth friendly.’

  • Make your own cleaning supplies. There are many places online that will show you how.
  • Purchase products for personal care with the least amount of packaging and made out of recycled packaging.
  • If you purchase products at work, buy recycled and biodegradable products.


5. Reuse materials that you have

  • Save cardboard boxes and use them again. Just tear off, or cover the old labels.
  • Buy in bulk and keep your smaller containers to transfer product into. An example would be dish soap. The large bottles are bulky and harder to use on a daily basis, but buying large and filling up the smaller bottles saves energy in production.


6. Disposal of electronics

  • Do not throw away electronics in your garbage. They have pollutants that will seep into the earth and poison the water underground. The toxins in electronic equipment, including batteries, create an environmental problem.
  • Recycle your cell phone. These are the leading products that are thrown away incorrectly. Take then to a specialized recycling center, or donate them to a place that will reuse them, as well as computers.


7. Bottled water

  • This is one of the most unnecessary products on the market, extremely expensive, and creates a large waste problem. Use a water filter on your tap at home instead.
  • Use a water container, preferably aluminum, to take water with you to work or on trips, etc.


8. Eat smartly

  • Meat eaters should try to take one less meal of meat per week. Not only is it expensive, the effect production has on the environment, and associated health problems are high.
  • Eat lower on the food chain. As an example, substitute legumes for meat whenever possible.


9. Use less water

  • In the consumption of water, take shorter showers and use a flow-controlled shower head. Use faucet aerators on each faucet. They conserve heat and water.
  • Plant drought tolerant native plants. See what works in your area, they take much less water to subsist.
  • Don’t leave sprinklers running without supervision. Sometimes people will water until their yard is saturated, and water is running off their property.


10. Stay informed

  • Talk to builders, or look up yourself how you can make your house more energy efficient.
  • Insulate more to prevent energy loss from areas where energy escapes out of the building. Leave windows open whenever possible for cooling; provide a cross breezed for cooling.
  • There are many sources that provide lots of information about ‘Going Green’; look them up and implement what you can.


Click here to read the Top Ten Ways To Go Green Part 1.