Follow These Three Easy Practices To Be A Greener You
There have been endless discussions and discussion about the benefits of going green and the repercussions of going against it. The good news is businesses, governments and people around the globe have started realizing the associated advantages and have begun to take action. Starting from choosing alternative sources of energy like solar panels or wind to switching over to flex-fuel and electric vehicles with lower emissions to cultivating their own food to opting for recycling and reusing water bottles and other plastic containers, there have been so many steps that are being taken. Check out some of the easy daily practices to “go green” and benefit you mentally, as well as, physically.
- Save your water
- Reduce the use of water by taking shorter showers. It will also reduce your heating and water bills!
- Grow plants that are tolerant to droughts. When you plant them in your garden, you will find that they require minimal watering.
- Install a low-flow showerhead in your bathroom. These showerheads will not create a dent in your pocket while the energy and water savings will give you a return on your investment very quickly.
- Eat well
- If you are non-vegetarian, make sure you have at least 1 meatless meal every week. In fact, meat does not only cost more, but it is also costly if you take into account the associated health and environmental costs. Eating less meat also impacts the rate of deforestation, the need for use of pesticides for growing livestock feed and use of nitrogen fertilizers.
- Irrespective of what your diet is, try to steer towards plant-based foods as much as possible.
- Purchase organic and locally raised dairy products, eggs, and meat as much as you can.
- Save your energy
- Install CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs as soon as your existing bulbs burn out.
- Make sure your thermostat is some degrees lower, especially during the winter. Also, it should be some degrees higher when it is hot so that you can save on cooling and heating costs.
- Use cold water to wash your clothes as frequently as possible.
- Keep your appliances unplugged while they are not being used.
- Alternate from using your dryer and a clothesline or drying rack for saving energy.
These tips and advice come from Fit N’ Seal™, a product line that is focused on bringing a practical green solution to market with the goal of reducing plastic consumption.