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EASY GREEN LIVING

by wude72 on February 11, 2009

heathers-010I know, there is so much you need to know before you can live green, right?  Wrong, living green is easy and cheap(something we could all use right now).  Before I get into it there are a few things you should know.  First, you do not have to install a windmill or solar panels to live green (it would be cool though). Second, green can save money and time.

TURN OFF/UNPLUG

This is the hardest one in my opinion. When you leave a room turn out the lights, that’s the hard part.  If your like me this simple task is nearly impossible, why, I don’t know.  Other things that go along with this are, TV.  I noticed the other day that both my TV’s were on and I was using the computer and I was the only one home.  Simply turning these things off when you don’t need them is a big step to saving a lot of energy and  money. Also just unplugging appliances that are not in use saves a lot too.

DRIVE LESS

About a month ago, we went to our neighbors to have dinner, 2 blocks down the street.  I drove. When we got there my wife said “I guess we could have walked”.  That’s what I mean when I say drive less.  You could also ride your bike to work, save gas and get in shape.  Another way is to limit your shopping to only a couple times a month (we do this and it saves money both in gas and in shopping).  Watch TV instead of going to the movie or ride your bike to the theater. There are many ways to drive less it just depends on the person.

GREEN BAGS

You know, the ones at the grocery store. Some are actually green, the color.  The ones we got cost a dollar a piece.  We use them for many other things than to haul grocery’s, very handy.  Plus, their cool.

WATER BOTTLE

Ah yes the water bottle.  There are many different kinds to suit your personality.  I suggest getting 2, keep one half full in the freezer, that way you can fill it the rest of the way and it will stay cold, and one in the fridge.  If you have bad water, get a water purifier.  I have done the math and this is less expensive than buying bottled water.  The big, main reason for the water bottle is the landfill The plastic bottles that water comes in  take a long time to degrade.  Before long all that will be in the landfills will be plastic water bottles.  Not good.

THOUGHTS

Ok, my thoughts on living green are waste not want not (my grandma has told me that many times).  The way society is living these days is messy.  Look at all the trash everywhere, we pollute our precess  air with exhaust. We are a very wasteful bunch. Think of it this way, remember when your mom would say “keep your room clean incase somebody comes over”.  Well think about how the aliens look at the mess we’ve made.

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These are just a few ways to live green.  There are many other ways.  You just need to find the green living that suits you best.

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  • http://www.lovelylasvegas.blogspot.com/ Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas

    Great post! I agree with all your points, and am happy that you showed some simple ways to be more eco-friendly.

    I also wanted to say that plastic in the landfill is bad enough but that now there is research showing that: (a) the level of contaminents/chemicals/etc. in bottled water is the same as the level in a similar amount of tap water and (b) some of the materials in the plastic may be leeching into the bottled water, especially if the water bottle gets to hot (in the car, at the beach, etc.). So yet another reason to go green and in so doing, save lots of green.

  • http://www.lovelylasvegas.blogspot.com Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas

    Great post! I agree with all your points, and am happy that you showed some simple ways to be more eco-friendly.

    I also wanted to say that plastic in the landfill is bad enough but that now there is research showing that: (a) the level of contaminents/chemicals/etc. in bottled water is the same as the level in a similar amount of tap water and (b) some of the materials in the plastic may be leeching into the bottled water, especially if the water bottle gets to hot (in the car, at the beach, etc.). So yet another reason to go green and in so doing, save lots of green.

  • http://pensiveblog.com/ wude72

    bottled water, not so good

  • http://pensiveblog.com wude72

    bottled water, not so good

  • Gina-Marie Cheeseman

    My grandparents told me “Waste not, want not,” also! It’s so true. My hope is that the economic crisis will cement that in everyone’s minds.

  • Gina-Marie Cheeseman

    My grandparents told me “Waste not, want not,” also! It’s so true. My hope is that the economic crisis will cement that in everyone’s minds.

  • http://pensiveblog.com wude72

    I think it will

  • http://pensiveblog.com/ wude72

    I think it will

  • http://ninakuriloff.blogspot.com/ Nina Kuriloff

    your tips are good ones.

    i find it is also easy and very helpful to recycle.

  • http://ninakuriloff.blogspot.com Nina Kuriloff

    your tips are good ones.

    i find it is also easy and very helpful to recycle.

  • http://pensiveblog.com/ wude72

    thank you and keep up the good work

  • http://pensiveblog.com wude72

    thank you and keep up the good work

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    Thank you

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