Sunday, October 3, 2010

Green Ideas

Going green can be easy after all! Browse through this list of simple solutions designed to save energy and reduce carbon emissions for the planet, and at the same time save you money.  I have listed these suggestions that I use from day to day.
* Hang laundry out to dry on a clothesline - they are fairly easy to make
* Do not accept plastic bags - instead buy your own grocery bag and bring it with you to the store
* Compost food waste for your garden
* Choose recycled purchases when possible
* Recycle paper, cardboard, metal, plastic
* Convert to all CFLs 
* Turn off lights when not in use
* Turn off water while rinsing/brushing 
* Use high-efficiency washing machine
* Dishwasher - full loads, water saver, turn off dry cycle
* Turn refrigerator temp up to 43F
* Buy many items used
* Recycle, Freecycle, consign, donate instead of trash
* Use cloth handkerchiefs
* Use cloth napkins
* Print on both sides of paper and re-use paper before recycling
* Unplug appliances
* Bring own water bottle & coffee cups
* Grow our own vegetables and fruit
* Drive gently to get better mileage
* Reduce hair dryer use
* Use low-flow toilets
* Flush less
* EnergyStar appliances
* Low-flow shower & faucet aerators
* Get books/movies at library instead of buying
* Wash your clothes in cold water
* Cook with a crock pot
* Use public transportation whenever possible
* Use a laptop instead of a desktop

1 comment:

  1. I would appreciate any other green suggestions that you may have. Please email them to me at