How to be eco friendly: 15 easy steps you must try!
by, 12-12-2011 at 06:55 AM (676 Views)
I have made a VERY do-able quick and easy list on how to be eco friendly starting from today!
1: Use a basin to hand-wash your dishes, then use the remaining dish water for your plants outside.
2: Replace burned-out light bulbs with some eco friendly compact fluorescent bulbs another option may be LED bulbs (my personal choice).
3: Recycle ice-cream plastic boxes for those hugely anticipated leftovers.
4: Make use of the rotting leaves from your garden instead of the peat moss. Itís a better option to leave the peat in bogs, there it can do its eco friendly job.
5: If you are ever about to pull over for a while turn the engine off! Trust me itís worth it, plus you save a bit of fuel (a bit).
6: I also strongly recommend that you have regular maintenance on your car, because cars in a poor condition are known to be sworn enemies with the environment. Avoid this by scheduling regular oil checks, this will lead to a smoother engine and a lot less emissions.
7: Have your own eco friendly grocery bags for shopping instead of those anti eco friendly plastic bags at the till.
8: In addition to eco friendly tip #7, you can purchase goods in less packaging. You can also check that the packaging can be recycled.
9: You must plug your TV and other entertainment appliances into a power bar so that you can switch off the power bar when you switch off the TV. These devices are known for drawing power even when turned off.
Great you made it to eco friendly tip #10 read on!
10: Ride your bike or walk to work at least once a month (story of my life). I try to do this at least once a week or more when I wake up early enough.
11: Donít eat seafood if itís not from a sustainable source.
12: Use ceiling fans instead of air conditioning. To keep cool, for humidity use a dehumidifier, close your drapes during the day and open windows at during the night.
13: Use a trusted water filter to purify tap water instead of buying bottled water. This is because it can generate large amounts of container waste, which definitely isnít eco friendly.
14: Keep your tires inflated. Nobody likes driving with a flat tyre! But if your tire is not inflated enough it can cause really cause some drag on your car which will cost you more in fuel and cost you more in tire bills!.
Note: over inflated tires can be dangerous, be sure to check the recommended PSI.
15: I saved this one for eco friendly tip 15.
Ask the office manager at work about making some green changes at the office, this can be shutting off unused computers and unnecessary switched on lights; keeping office temperatures consistent and hospitable(it should be the same season inside as it is outside). Also advise him or her to purchase eco friendly office supplies from a trusty eco friendly supplier.
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