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Friday, July 2, 2010

Being Green Helps Save The Environment

Everyone knows "being green" helps save the environment. However, many still have a misconception that it's impossible to protect the planet and save money, too.

Whether it's turning off the water while brushing your teeth, unplugging electronics when they're not in use or turning off the lights when you leave the room, adopting an environmentally-friendly lifestyle on a budget is easier than you think.

Below are a few simple ideas to make green living a part of your lifestyle.

  •  Consider buying locally grown food to reduce the carbon emissions produced by long-distance transport.
  •  Install water filters on your tap-water faucets. This reduces plastic bottle waste and may save you money in the long run.

  •  Use rechargeable batteries and recycle your disposable ones to keep them out of landfills.

  •  Pack lunches to cut down on takeout containers. Taking lunch rather than buying takeout at work or school will also save your family money.

  •  Drive Less,  Drive Smart, Car Pool......Every time you leave your car at home you reduce air pollution, lower greenhouse gas emissions, improve your health and save money. 
  •  Pay Your Bills Online......Many banks, utilities and other businesses  offer their customers the option of paying bills online, eliminating the need to write and mail paper checks or to keep paper records. By paying your bills online you can save time and money, lower the administrative costs of companies with which you do business, and reduce global warming by helping to prevent deforestation. 
  • Stop junk mail
There are many more ways to be green and help the environment.
These 8 tips can help you get started.
How many more can you think of?

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