do u know that average person creates an extraordinary 4 and half pounds of garbage a day and uses between 80 and 100 gallons of water.
These figures are just one part of our daily impact on the environment.
Going green will not just promote conservation but also provide noticeable difference in your monthly utility bills.
Simple changes in your day-to-day habits at home and work will leave a much smaller carbon footprint behind.
To go green just remember the 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
1. Reduction in the consumption of water is a great place to start.
♥ Take shorter showers and turn off the tap water when brushing your teeth or shaving
♥ Wash full loads of clothes and dishes.
2. Reduce your electricity use.
♥ Turn off the lights when you leave the room.
♥ Unplug seldom-used appliances as they create a draw of electricity even when they are dormant.
♥ do not use the hair dryer you really have to.
3. less gas = more money ( and better health!)
♥ walk or bike to work
♥ share vehicle if going to the same place.
4. Use something many times before trashing it.
♥ Better yet, repair it for continued use.
♥ buy reusable containers instead of disposable.
♥ use cloth napkins instead of paper and clean up spills and messes with rags instead of paper towels.
♥ Purchase reusable cloth grocery bags.
*An untold number of these flimsy plastic bags end up in our landfills every year, not to mention how many end up floating in the ocean choking fish and strangling turtles.
5. Never dump old stuff in the trash.
♥ Repair, clean and donate your old items.Remember that your trash may be another someone's treasure.
♥ keep electronics out of trash.keep your cellphones,computers or other electronics as long as possible.Donate or recycle them responsibly when the time comes.
6. Recycle in every room of the house and outside too, not just the kitchen.
♥ Recycle at work too.
♥ Empty toilet paper rolls, shampoo bottles, and soapboxes rarely get separated for recycling.
♥ Magazines, circulars, junk mail (remove your name labels), white paper, printer cartridges and newspapers can join the recycling pile.
♥ Sort everything according to local recycling regulations.
7. think before you buy
♥ Check out garage sales, thrift stores, and consignment shops for clothing and other everyday items.
♥ Buy in bulk. Purchasing food from bulk bins can save money and packaging.
♥ invest in high quality,long-lasting products.you may pay more now, but u'll be happy when u dont have to replace items as frequently
8. Purchase plastic products that are made from recycled materials.
♥ Look for product packaging that shows the recycled symbol on the side of the package.
*Recycled products such as printer paper, paper plates, napkins, and gift-wraps look identical to original packages but have significantly less impact on the environment.
9. borrow instead of buying.
♥ borrow from libraries instead of buying personal books and movies.This saves money, not to mention the ink and paper that goes into printing new books.
♥ Share power tools and other appliances. Get to know your neighbors while cutting down on the number of things cluttering your closet or garage.