Going Green on a Budget

Posted on Jan 21 2017 - 9:48am by Charlie

Becoming environmentally friendly is a great way to help our planet. Turning to renewable energy sources, using public traffic instead of a car, or buying eco-friendly products are just some ways you can contribute to our planet’s preservation. If you’ve always wanted to become eco-minded but you didn’t know how, or you thought it would cost you a fortune ‒ worry not, because this guide will help you go green without breaking the bank.

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Drive Less

Pollution is one of the biggest problems of today. People are using their cars to go to the nearest store, park or playground, just because it’s faster. However, using public transportation, or even riding a bike to work is a much better solution for both your health and the environment. Riding a bike, or taking a walk is also a great way to become more active. Not only that, but you won’t have to spend tons of money on gas.

Forget About Paper

Everything is digital nowadays, so why should we spend tons of paper, when we can get everything we need in digital format. Reading newspaper online and creating Word, Excel or Access documents is much more efficient than writing everything down on a piece of paper. That way, you’ll have an easier access to all the data you need, and you’ll be eco-friendly at the same time. Pay your bills online as well, because it’ll save you the trouble of waiting in line, and you’ll help the planet by – again – not using paper. What’s more, file taxes electronically, share your magazines with your friend and colleagues, and switch from paper napkins to cloth ones.

Turn to New Technologies

Solar panels are probably one of the greatest inventions. They collect the sunlight which they, then, turn to energy. Sure, these panels might be a bit expensive, but they are sure to pay off in the long run. To find out how you can lower the cost of your next home improvement check out the video on this link. Furthermore, Energy Star qualified appliances are a perfect eco-friendly upgrade for your home. They use less energy than your regular appliances do. Geothermal, biomass and wind are other excellent green power alternatives, so feel free to accept them as your new energy sources.

Cut Down on Water Consumption

If you have a leaky faucet, repair it immediately. Research shows that, if a faucet leaks one drop per second, it will waste 10 000 litres of water a year. Furthermore, install water-saving toilets and showerheads, and don’t on your washer or dishwasher unless there are fully loaded. Additionally, make sure to cover your pool when you’re not using it to keep your water clean, and prevent evaporation. Not only will you keep your water clean and safe, but you also won’t have to refill it as often as before.

Final Thoughts

Going green is not as expensive as you may think, and it’s easier than ever. All you need to do is develop some new, eco-friendly habits, which will help you help the planet. Cut down on air pollution, avoid driving your car everywhere, use any possible alternative for paper, consider investing in solar panels, and be conscious about water consumption. Once you’ve set an example, it’ll be easier for others to join you in saving our precious planet. It’s our only home, and we should do our best to preserve it.

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