There’s increased awareness of the effects of human activity on the planet and much has been said and written about the beneficial aspects of going “GREEN.” But how can you participate in a way that has meaning for you and the environment?
It’s actually not difficult.
Save energy. Set your thermostat a few degrees higher in the summer and a few degrees lower in the winter. You’ll likely not notice the difference in temperature but you’ll save money in the form of lower utitility bills. Also, choose energy efficient bulbs and turn lights off when not in use.
Reduce the amount of paper products you use. When feasible, use a cloth rag instead of the paper version. Limit the use of paper plates and other disposable meal time items.
Take shorter showers. You’ll not only save on time, but on money.
Use recycled paper for your printer when possible. If the document is simply for home use, consider printing on both sides.
Whenever possible, buy locally grown or produced products. Less distance to transport a product or food item means it’s less taxing on the environment. In addition, due to lower transport expense, it’s often sold at a lower price to the consumer.
Don’t drink bottled water. Install a filter on your faucet instead or buy a portable system. When you’re on the go, bring a reusable container.
Properly inflate the tires on your car. When possible, walk or bicycle instead of driving. Not possible? Organize a carpool.
Close curtains and window coverings in the summer to keep out the sun. Conversely, open them on sunny days in the winter.
When shopping, buy in bulk to reduce the amount of packaging that’s used.
Use environmentaly friendly cleaners. Search for “recipes” on the Internet and make your own out of natural products.
Consider used office furniture and remanufactured work stations. They’re less expensive, readily available, and divert tons of material otherwise headed for landfills.
We’re equally committed to the environment and can help make the decision to go “GREEN” an easy one!