If you really want to make a difference to your surroundings, then use eco friendly and natural stuff at home. Here are a few useful going green ideas.

Going Green Ideas

If you are concerned about conserving nature and the environment, going green is a great way to start your endeavor. Practicing “being green” at home is not only economical, but it helps to conserve our planet as well. Green living has many benefits. It helps to minimize the carbon footprint on the earth, keeps you healthier, and you get to save your money as well. Even the smallest actions you take can have lasting environmental effects. Your small practices like minimizing consumption of electricity, reducing water wastage, recycling waste products, etc are some of the small steps that you can take to conserve nature. Also, inculcate the “go green” habit in your kids. Teach them to save water, electricity, plant and trees; so that when they grow up they will become responsible citizens. If you are really keen to explore the different ways of going green, then here are some tips for you to consider.

Go Green Tips 

Buy Reusable Bags

Using reusable bags is one of the easiest ways to go green. Avoid using plastic bags that clog drains and litter the streets. Instead, use reusable paper bags that are not only eco friendly, but look great as well.

Switch to Energy Efficient Bulbs

‘Compact fluorescent light’ bulbs or ‘CFL’ lights are more environmental friendly than normal bulbs. These bulbs consume less electricity, produce less heat, and run for a long time. While going out of your room, be sure to switch off all the lights and fans. In this way, you will get to save a few bucks on your electricity bill as well.

Air Dry Laundry

Use a clothes line to dry your clothes naturally instead of using a washing machine. This is also an effective way to conserve nature and save money on utility bills.

Reduce Water Wastage

Minimize your water usage as far as possible. Turn off the taps when you are brushing your teeth or shaving. Instead of washing vegetables in running water, take a bowl filled with water and wash vegetables in it. Try to take shorter showers. Repair any leakages. Use a shorter shower head. Always remember to close off water taps when not in use. Inculcate these practices in your kids as well. 

Drive Smart

Instead of driving, walk or ride to your work place. Not only it is a great idea to conserve energy, but it will also keep you fit. If your work place is too far from where you live, search for car pool options.

Other Go Green Tips
  • Set your thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter and a few degrees higher in the summer to save electricity.
  • Unplug appliances when they are not in use.
  • Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible. This will also help you to save energy and minimize your electricity bill to a great extent.
  • Spread awareness amongst your co-workers, family members, friends, and neighbors. Take initiatives and campaign to promote green living.
  • Promote local farmers and buy vegetables and groceries that are locally raised. Switch to organic meat, eggs, and dairy products. This will not only benefit the economy, but will also reduce the cost for transportation, and conserve energy.
  • Instead of buying bottled water, purify your drinking water using a water filter.
  • Borrow books from libraries instead of buying books. This saves money, ink, paper, and most importantly trees!
  • Make your own non-toxic cleaning products. Making your own cleaning products will save money, time, and packaging.

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