Have you ever considered making your life a little greener? Keep reading and find some solutions to make your life a little better with these 10 big and small ideas to help you go green!
Go Green with These Big and Small Ideas
Going green and living green is not that difficult as you think. All it takes is a little, easy changes to make a difference. You will not only be saving the environment but you will be saving money on your home as well. Continue reading this go green tips to learn how you can save money while saving the environment as well!
1. Make Your Own Natural Household Cleaners
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Making your own cleaning supplies saves you money and time, it improves indoor air quality, it is much safer for family’s health and it saves the environment. All you need are a few inexpensive ingredients like Lemon, Baking Soda and Vinegar.
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2. Use Rechargeable Batteries
Rechargeable can actually last longer on a single charge than their disposable counterparts. Using rechargeable batteries can save you money as you can use it many times, it can conserve resources as only fewer batteries need to be manufactured, and lastly, it saves the environment. Learn to dispose those old batteries properly; many retail stores accept used batteries.
Read More: Rechargeable Batteries: A Better Choice?
3. Unplug Unused Appliances
Most electrical devices in our home still use electricity while turned off! Keep in mind to always unplugged unused appliances, you are not only wasting energy but you are wasting money. Unplugging idle gadgets, devices and electrical appliances will stop them from leaking electricity.
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4. Use a Water Filter to Purify Tap Water
If you don’t like the way your local tap water tastes, you can filter it to remove impurities, instead of buying bottled water. While when you’re on the go and you find it more convenient to bring bottled water with you, a reusable water bottle can be your best option. Water filter and a reusable bottle are the best choices for your wallet and for the planet.
Read More: The Facts About Water Filters
5. Plant a Garden
Nothing tastes as good as growing your own vegetables. A little bit of space in the back garden can make a huge impact on your diet and wallet. Growing your own vegetables at home is an easier way to bring fresh and delicious food literally to your doorstep without the wait.
— Homesteading (@HomesteadingUSA) May 25, 2016
6. Use a Pool Cover
Covering a pool when it is not in use will not only keep the water cleaner, but it also minimizes evaporation.
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Recycling is the most adopted method of going green. By turning waste materials and products into valuable resources, less new raw materials are needed, less landfill space is required, and both air pollution and energy consumption are reduced.
8. Use a Drying Rack or Clothesline
Use a drying rack or clothesline to hang clothes out to dry. Reducing your clothes dryer use will not only cut your energy bill and reduce your carbon footprint but it also conserves your favorite clothing longer.
9. Borrow Instead of Buying
Buying something you’ll only use a few times can only take up a lot of space in your home. Why not consider borrowing items that you don’t really need more than occasionally. Borrowing can build community among neighbors and it also helps minimize the buildup of extra items in our homes.
10. Buy Local
Buying locally grown products keeps your money circulating in your community; it also provides jobs. Buying from local sellers cut back on emissions and fuel consumption so local products use less packaging, processing, refrigeration, marketing and shipping. As a result, you save money plus you get fresher and tastier products.
Read More: The Importance of Buying Local
Want more ideas to go green? Check this video from MinusOneProject and learn how to save our forests:
Which go green tip you’re already doing and what else you can implement? Let us know below in the comments!
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