So, you are looking for things to do to “Go Green”? You don’t have to always focus on the big things, even though they help. We will look at the little things you can do today to help a positive impact on the environment. After all it is everyone’s responsibility to take care of this earth.
Water: We all need to take a look at our water usage. Of course, there are things like making sure your sprinklers are not set to water while it is raining, and make sure there are no leaks. But did you know that that when you brush your teeth and leave the water on you could waste gallons of water? Check your water temperature and load size when you are washing your clothes. Do you really need to wash a pair of socks on the large load setting?
Recycle:Most neighborhoods have recycle trash cans these days. But when you are out and about do you throw your bottled water or soda cans in the proper trash receptacle? Also, when you are at work don’t be lazy, recycle there too.
Stay of the Road: Do you live in an area that has mass transit? Did you know that if you can carpool or find another way to get to work a couple of days a week instead of driving – you will reduce gas emissions by thousands of pounds a year? Some companies like Lush Miami Limo Service in Miami, Fl give rides to and from the bus stations for free. So check with your local limo company to see if they provide the same service. It would be even better if you were able to walk or ride your bike. Not only are you helping the earth, but you are helping keep fit as well. When you are on the road, drive slower meaning around 60 miles an hour instead of 70 or 75. You will save gas and your breaks will not wear out as fast. Also, give yourself some space so you aren’t on the accelerator and break all the time.
Light bulbs/Energy efficient products:When you switch out your lightbulbs to energy efficient bulbs, you will save money on your utility bills as well as saving gas emissions from being released. A lot of times you can get rebates from your utility companies when you switch out toilets and appliances that are efficient or ENERGY STAR products. Your home can be made more energy efficient when you program your thermostat and clean your filters. Last but not least and I am sure you have heard this all of your life, but turn the lights off when you aren’t in a room. Also make sure your phones, iPad and other appliances are not plugged in when you use them.