Yesterday I was a guest lecturer and led a GED online course and we talked about going green. I was truly surprised that so many people want to know simple ways to go green. Luckily, living green can be easier than you think.
Simply changing some of your daily routines and creating a home that is low in energy consumption and waste production can have a big effect on your environmental footprint. If you are looking for ways to help in the global campaign to make our planet stay green, you should examine at your daily life and ask yourself the questions – where am I unnecessarily wasting resources?
How am I contributing to pollution through my consumer choices? What more can I be doing? Here are a few other suggestions for making your environment greener:
Start in your Home
There are several small things you can do in your home to lessen your impact on the environment. Have you looked into energy-saving light bulbs? These light bulbs usually last longer, shine brighter, and use less energy than regular light bulbs – helping you save a few bucks.
You can also cut your energy usage by lowering the thermostat just a bit in the winter. You might have to wear that extra sweater grandma got you but you’ll be using less energy and spending less cash.
Another easy way to go green is by making your home more self-sufficient by installing solar panels and/or rainwater collecting tanks. Both of these environmentally-friendly innovations have been around for decades but only recently became available cheaply for personal consumers.