Green Living and a healthy home are important things that we deal with today. Why go green? From an efficiency and a sustainability standpoint it is just common sense and courtesy. Waste Not Want Not right? When you use things efficiently, you save money, and when you reuse and recycle you are preserving resources for future generations. Remember, we are just borrowing the planet from our descendants, so wouldn't it be wise to leave something for them?
From country living to living lightly on the earth no matter where you live, self sufficient and green living just makes good sense. For frugal folks, living green is something we did before it was popular. Being self sufficient is another way of saying "Do it yourself," another thing frugal folks are good at.
Sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual's or society's use of the Earth's natural resources and his/her own resources. Practitioners of sustainable living often attempt to reduce their carbon footprint by altering methods of transportation, energy consumption and diet. Proponents of sustainable living aim to conduct their lives in ways that are consistent with sustainability, in natural balance and respectful of humanity's symbiotic relationship with the Earth's natural ecology and cycles. The practice and general philosophy of ecological living is highly interrelated with the overall principles of sustainable development.
Green living is all about learning how to protect our environment, and the best way to do that is by practicing the three Rs. The three R’s include reduce, reuse and recycle and all function by helping to cut down on the amount of waste that people throw away.
Reduce ensures that less waste is produced at all. Reuse involves finding new uses for products that also eliminate waste. Recycle involves using old products to produce new products.
Here are some great ways to reduce, reuse and recycle products in your home and at work.
1. Avoid using disposable products such as lighters, plastic water bottles, and other plastic items. Once these materials are used there is need to replace them each time which is very expensive and costly. Purchase products made from recycled materials. A product that has the recycled symbol means that either it has been made from recycled material or it can be recycled
2. Use cloth bags for shopping. Only take a bag from the grocery store if you need it.
3. Instead of using plastic wraps use resealable containers. When the plastic bags are used once there is need to acquire new ones over and over again however resealable containers can be used once and reused. This cuts on costs a lot.
4. Donate to charity or sell old clothes, furniture, toys or appliances.
5. Instead of using paper cups or bottled water, use coffee mugs or a personal water bottle. The coffee mugs and personal water bottles are portable and can be reused every time.
6. Unplug any chargers or appliances not currently in use, each of these items sucks vampire energy all the time. (See the chart below regarding Vampire energy)
7. Ensure you buy products in bulk. Purchasing products in large quantities or economy sized ones usually use less packaging and even cost less per amount.
8. Learn to reuse products in different ways. For example plastic microwave dinner trays can be used as picnic dishes. Wood pallets can be used to make furniture. You can make a desk from an old dresser drawer etc. When an object can be used for one function or purpose, it can similarly be used to perform other functions
9. Use electronic mails instead of using papers and envelopes.
10. Use dish cloths or towels instead of using paper towels.
11. Recycle the small used materials. Those little pieces of leftover soap can be collected and reused.
12. Old newspapers can be reused in a number of ways. They are great for cleaning glass, to stuff into shoes to kill odors, To protect your car seats from mud or water etc.
Real changes can be made to the environment by reducing, reusing and recycling materials.
What About Global Warming?
There is an ongoing debate about global warming. Some scientists state that human activity has detrimental effects on the planet, while others say that the earth itself is the major contributor due to volcanic activity. Whether you believe in global warming or not, ask yourself if the possibility of environmental consequences, are enough to make you think. We are talking about the possibility of destroying our planet for future generations.
Why take the chance that global warming is a hoax? Most people will agree that it is a bad idea to release toxic chemicals into the water, soil or air. Listen to your common sense and take the first steps in the right direction. If each one of us contributes just a little, we can all make a difference. Living green can make a difference.
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