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Ten Ways to Go Green

Updated on September 23, 2008
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Ten easy ways you can "green up"

It's all over the news every day, and everywhere we look. Global warming, gas prices, cost of food, environmental disaster, and other warnings that we have to change our ways, or we're doomed.

Overwhelming? Where do you begin? What does it mean to "go green"? Everyone knows about economical cars and energy efficient appliances, but here are ten easy ways to "green up" at home for the environment.

  1. Don't be an energy pig-Unplug things when you're not using them. Believe it or not, it actually cuts down on energy usage
  2. Change your cleaning supplies-It's easier than ever to find eco-friendly cleaning supplies through companies like Melaleuca, your local health food store, and there are even recopies on line for making natural cleaners.
  3. Hang dry clothes-Cut down on using your dryer
  4. Bundle your trips-don't get in and out of the car for numerous trips. Plan out your day and hit everything in one trip. You'll be amazed at how much time and gas you save
  5. Run full loads-Don't run half loads through the washer or dish washer. Wait until the load is full. Not only does it save water, but energy as well.
  6. Support your local farm-Find out when your town's farmer's market is, and purchase your produce from a local farm that is either certified organic, or doesn't use any chemical pesticides or herbicides. It not only supports your local economy, but it protects the environment and your family.
  7. Even better, grow a garden-The whole family can get involved in growing a garden. It provides a learning experience, physical activity, and it's therapeutic. Not only can you grow your own food, you can make it into jams, jellies, pickles, sauces, juices, wines, and canned fruits and veggies to last the year. It cuts down on your grocery bill, and supports environmental and physical health.
  8. Carpool-Find out if your company has a carpooling reward program, and if not, try to get one implemented. If no one at your company wants to carpool, there are carpooling websites for carpools in your city.
  9. Even better, get a bike-Riding is good exercise and environmentally friendly. Out of shape? Start close to home, and before you know it, you'll be biking to work and passing up all of those gas guzzling automobiles packed onto the freeway like cattle.
  10. Recycle-Find out what recycling options you have in your community, and fight for more. Recycling is key to saving the environment.

Be part of the solution, and help give our kids a clean planet. If everyone does their part, we can make a difference.



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      10 years ago from America

      Use cloth diapers. Enjoyed your hub so much people can do.


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