Don’t Get Overwhelmed by Going Green

I hear a lot of people say that they’d love to help the environment by purchasing an electric car but they can’t afford it. Or that they would like to put solar panels on their roof but it’s too pricey. These items are not affordable for most of us but this is not the only way to “go green.” My advice is to start small and not to get overwhelmed by thinking of what you cannot do, but focus on what you can do.

 Start Small….. 

  1. Lower the temperature on your water heater to save energy.
  2. Take shorter showers to reduce water consumption.
  3. Start by recycling cans and then include paper and compost.
  4. Make sure the dishwasher is full before you wash a load of dishes.
  5. Turn the faucet off while brushing your teeth.

 Start Cheap ….

  1. Replace incandescent light bulbs with CFL’s one at a time.
  2. Purchase items made from recycled plastic.
  3. Install a rain barrel to collect water for irrigation.
  4. Repurpose items that you already have or consider buying gently used items.
  5. When making repairs or replacing appliances consider items with energy saving features.

 Source: The Good Human



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