| || |
- 1 Post By Web Eco
What is your 2012 eco friendly New Year's Resolution?
Since it's new year, its timely to ask this question to you guys. As of now, I have zero idea on my mind and wanna get some tips from you.
Well so far i'm paying 40% of what i paid when i wasn't using Eco friendly methods and being conscious about my general energy consumption ,so to answer your question i want to be able to sustain myself off of my own energy meaning 0 energy bills.I'll try this by using my DIY solar panels and windmills. I also want to do this by making every appliance in my home Eco friendly.
My resolution is the same as last year (- and the year before that) which is, very simply, to do all I can to help Planet Earth and all living things upon it...
My New Year's resolution is to never buy plastic water bottles again and not drink any more bottled water. For a while I was dating a girl who was involved in water testing and she did a study comparing bottled water compared with tap water and it totally blew my mind. There are not regulations on bottled water and there is so much more garbage in bottled water compared with tap water. My other resolution is to try and eat as much organic food as possible.
I'll start changing a few light bulbs. It is one of the best things I can do for the environment—and my budget.
Martin Hanzalek conservation tips
There is so much we can all do and sometimes the task of being green feels truly overwhelming. I think the trick is to take things one step at a time. Changing light bulbs like you suggested is a fantastic place to start. So is putting more insulation into your attic, car pooling, or even taking a few moments out of your busy day to brainstorm how you could make progressive and incremental changes every day. Everyone is capable of environmental stewardship and conservation.
Green, Eco-friendly New Year's Resolutions & Lifestyle Tips
1. Try to avoid toys or gadgets that require batteries and don't add much value to your lives.
2. Use Re-usable grocery bags every time you shop.
3. Paying Bills online or upfront- this will avoid paper and mailing paper back again.
4. Buying in Bulk is always Eco-friendly too. This method if used can also save money.
5. Composting is another great method of going green. It is typically used in gardens and landscaping and rich in nutrients and it's a key ingredient in organic farming.
6. Using less paper for school or homework. Tips to share with your teachers or your kid teachers to be considered would be turning over poster boards, reusable paper for writing spelling words as an example.
7. Planning greener birthdays or holiday parties - Saving jelly jars and serving drinks in jars with initials on top. Making birthdays with signs with fabric and sewing words in yarn.
8. Do less laundry - Reuse a bath towel a few times before placing in laundry basket. Along with Pj's and this will definitely save on detergent or doing more laundry in the future.
9. Buy and use less "cleaners" and use more natural cleaners - Discovering that good old baking soda and vinegar will do many household cleaning jobs very well and are better for the earth too.
10. Be more organized and plan ahead - One may have greener options that escape us because we ran out of time. For example, handmade Mother's Day gifts or cards. Planning ahead and being more organized can save money and help do our part to save the earth.
Thanks a lot
My eco friendly new year resolution is using less papers for work & start using internet for reading news paper which saves a lot of papers. Use online bill transactions. Try to avoid plastic bags.