Simple ways to become more GREEN!

Earth day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22.  The day is recognized around the world, where people come together to show their support for environmental protection.  Earth day should be celebrated every day.  Here are some ideas as to how you can help the environment on both small and larger scales.

Dining

Energy

  • Turn off lights when you leave a room
  • Open your curtains and take advantage of the beautiful natural light
  • Switch light bulbs to LED or CFL’s
  • Unplug unused appliances and chargers
  • Switch out older appliances with energy efficient appliances
  • Consider solar panels

natural lighting

 

Home Maintenance 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

  • Have a clothing swap party “One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure.”
  • Re-purpose old furniture
  • Re-purpose glass food jars use them for bulk storage
  • Reuse scrap paper, print on two sides, or cut into fourths and use it for phone messages
  • Use reusable shopping bags.  Here is a hip reusable Venice shopping bag! http://shopfirefly.com/shop/day-glow-venice-tote-dptb001/dp/33588

Transportation 

 bikes

 

Water

  • STOP buying plastic disposable bottled water and buy and inexpensive reusable water bottle
  • Fix Leaky faucets
  • Switch shower heads to low flow shower heads
  • Wash your dishes and laundry when you have  full loads
  • Consider a Xeriscape lawn

Every little bit helps!

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