Going green doesn't have to be arduous! There are lots of little things you can do every day to reduce your carbon footprint! Happily, these changes are also good for your health and good for your pocketbook!
Easy Tips To Go Green Without Any Pain
Simple tips to help you go green the easy way!
Going Green Can Be A Walk In The Park!
There are many small ways to go green and enrich your life!
Going green is the popular choice!
Going green has become very popular as people have realized that their activities do make an impact on the environment. The challenge lies in changing the way that you think about your energy usage. If you think about how important it is to conserve energy as you go about your daily activities you will find it easier to change certain behaviors.
Due to the pollution levels that we have today people are getting cancer, lung diseases and are not able to breath when they go outside. In addition, the earth is currently warming due to the increasing carbon dioxide levels in the environment. This issue has become very serious, and while there are major changes you can make to your life to reduce your carbon footprint, there are also small things that you can do that can make a significant difference.
Invest in the sun!
Something you can do that will not affect your way of living is to have solar energy panels installed on your roof. If you get the system right for your home, you can completely eliminate your energy usage without noticing any difference. They are somewhat expensive to purchase initially, but the money you will save over the years will be well worth it. It is essential that you have the panels installed by experienced professionals to ensure that you are getting the most out of them. The coolest part is that if you take in more energy than you use you will get checks from your local energy company, as you will be adding energy to the grid.
Walk or bike instead of driving!
Try driving less to reduce your carbon footprint. This may seem like a big impact on your life at first, but you will quickly get used to taking short walks to the store and around your neighbor instead of taking your car. It will also be good for your health. So, next time you go to get into your car, consider whether or not that trip is necessary. With the high price of gas these days, you will surely enjoy the extra money you save.
Be aware of your use of precious resources!
There are many little things that you can do to reduce your energy usage, including turning off lights as you leave a room, taking shorter showers and keeping your heat a degree or two lower during the winter. Everywhere you turn there is an opportunity to save energy. Keep your eyes and your mind open, and you're sure to find lots of creative ways to save energy every day!
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Photo: Title: Walk In The Park ~ License: MorgueFile License ~ Photographer: Matthew Hull ~ Date: Dec 11, 2004