Simple actions can change the world around you.These days, everybody is talking about global warming and what their carbon footprint may be, and there are many ways people can go green in their everyday lives.
On most days conversations about environmental sustainability leaves us feeling puzzled and helpless. We don’t really know what we can do to ensure we are being earth friendly. And, at the same time we look around and gripe at all the waste heaped sky high. This is an ironic turn of events. There was a time when households would throw out very little. Backyard science was not a fancy term, it was something we did every day. We found creative ways to reuse and recycle things.
Many times when we talk about “going green” we think about how much green it will cost us. However, there are many ways to live a healthier life and be gentler on the environment without spending a single penny.
Smart ways to go green in everyday living ……
Simple and do-able tips for that small difference that makes this world cleaner, greener and better…
* If you can, stop buying the newspaper and read the epaper instead. And get your name off mailing lists that send you promotions you don’t care about.
* Use a water filter to purify tap water instead of buying bottled water. Bottled water is expensive and generates large amounts of plastic container waste.
* When you leave your office ensure that your computer is turned off. And the power strip it’s plugged into. No point in burning energy if you’re not burning the midnight oil.
* Reduce your e-waste. Don’t buy a new phone or laptop every few months. Keep them and other electronics for as long as possible.
* Pay your bills online and on time. This reduces unnecessary mail reminding you to pay your bills.
* Buy rechargeable batteries. They may be expensive, but they can be reused over and over.
* Wear clothes that don’t need dry-cleaning. This saves money and reduces toxic chemical use.
* Use organic material to make your own house cleaning solutions. All you need are a few simple ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, lemon, and soap.
* If you have the space, plant a kitchen garden in your backyard. Get fresh organic veggies and also a workout while gardening.
* Service your car regularly for greater fuel efficiency. Better still, opt for a car-pool or use public transport to travel.
“The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created–created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating.”