There are numerous ways that you can go green. Also, note that organizations are tending to go green. You may want to pick a few of them. Going green is becoming more popular as more people become conscious and aware. A few tips are listed below:
One green solution is to eat less animal protein which is one of the biggest factors you can have on your carbon foot (food) print, according to Webmd.com, In addition, if you do not want to eat less meat you might try wild-caught fish or go to the farmers market to receive local produce. I frequent farmers market often. I always find something good there. I also like the fact that I can always find fresh fish at Meijer Grocery Store, that is unless I am not eating the fish that I have caught myself, since I love to Fish.
The hotels are starting to go green. The Las Vegas Sands Corporation is one of them. They have saved enough electricity to power more than 6,500 average American homes annually according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
3. Energy Star Washing Machine
Did you know that an Energy Star Washing Machine uses less energy and costs $85.00 per year to run. It also uses less water and they add if every washer earned the Energy Star there would be a savings of 540 million kWh electricity and 20 billion gallons of water. Although I have an Amana washer, it does have an Energy Guide stating if used with an electric water heater, there is a savings of $80.00 a year. I love my washing machine.
4. Your Health
Someone might ask the question, “What is in it for me if I go green?” According to livestrong.com going green decreases the greenhouse emissions and when you use natural cleaning products, you will have the ability to breathe better. In addition, chemical-free paints on walls safeguards your family against toxic exposure. You probably never have imagined how much your breathing can be affected by chemical usage.
Have you considered going paperless? My bank, credit union, telephone company, and many other organizations are encouraging customers to go paperless in an effort to go green.
Practicing going green can become a lifestyle. Usa.gov.talks about switching light bulbs to compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs which could save about $40 over the life of the bulb. I know that is right, because we switched to the (CFL) bulbs about 7 or 8 years ago and I noticed that the bulbs last longer, I cannot remember when I last changed a light bulb. So I know personally that it does make a difference.
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