Easy Ways to go GreenJuly 30, 2012 No Comments
Going green can be an expensive and takes a lot of effort but here are some tips to make going green cost effective and without a lot of effort on your part.
- Stop idling in your car- it is a waste of gas and adds wear and tear onto your vehicle.
- Turn off your computer at night- turning it off at night saves energy and can save you about $90 a year on your energy bill total.
- Green energy- by signing up for green energy which is an option given by most utilities companies in the U.S. to see if you eligible click here.
- Turn down the thermostat- every degree you turn down your heating in the winter you save 1-3% on your heating bill. Do the opposite in the summer for your cooling bill.
- Laundry- if you wash your laundry in cold water you will save energy. 90% of energy in a washing machine goes to the heating of the water.
- Pay bills online- Paying your bills online saves tons of paper and trees and also saves on fossil fuels needed to get all the bills to you and back.
- Junk mail- 100 million trees are used to send junk mail every year. You can stop 75% of unsolicited mail by registering on the Mail Preference Service on the Direct Marketing Association website here.
- Printing double-sided- printing on two sides obviously saves a lot of paper and trees. The U.S. alone uses 4 million tons of copy paper a year.
- Carpool- carpooling saves fossil fuels and you will save almost 10% of monthly carbon emissions by carpooling.
- Choosing hormone free milk- it is healthier for you and better for the cows.
I feel doing these 10 tips will help the environment and they are too tough or expensive to do. What do you think? Do you have any green tips of your own? Let us know in the comments below. For more Green tips go to http://www.thedailygreen.com/going-green/
Written by: Bryan Scally
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