Care to share some renewable energy green living tips?

Just looking for some general tips on living greener, things such as solar panels, etc, that won’t cost a lot to implement? Of course, solar panels cost a fortune, but it’s an example. Thanks!

3 thoughts on “Care to share some renewable energy green living tips?”

  1. Switch to a 100% renewable energy supplier – all the benefit of solar panels without the expense 🙂

    all the obvious ones – use energy bulbs, only boil the amount of water you need, turn of lights when not in use, never leave electronics on standby, turn heating thermostats down a couple of degrees, wash at 30 instead of 40, fit a water saving device to you toilet (commonly know as a brick!!) to reduce water used for flushing, recycle and compost, use biodegradable rubbish sacks when you do throw anything out, reuse carrier bags or switch to fabric ones.

    Also switch some of your household products for natural or green alternatives.

    If at all possible use your car less – walk, cycle car share etc. Where not possible offset your carbon emissions by using a green car insurance company – these companies calculate your carbon emissions based on your annual mileage car size etc and then offset this with woodland projects.

  2. ive been trying to do the same thing. a few things ive done are: a) shop at thrift stores – they’re "recycled" clothing, and really cheap! b) im sure you’ve heard about flourescent lightbulbs, but those are definetly a good idea, c) carpool! or bike or walk, if you possibly can, or take public transport (classic, but it helps!!), d) dont buy bottled water. bottled water is a thousand times more expensive, americans throw away 2.5 million bottles every hour, and the chemical levels are way above health standards (or sometimes its just bottled tap water), e) eat organic and local. the genetically modified stuff is bad for you and the animal suffers a lot more (read Jane Goodall’s "Hope for Harvest") and local saves so much pollution and helps for a more sustainable planet, f) make your own snacks like granola bars and things rather than buying packaged ones, g) turn out your lights even if your just getting a cup of coffee – the it-takes-more-energy-to-turn-them-on-and-off story is a myth. i could keep going, but thats plenty to get you started. you can always google ‘green tips’ and you’ll get stuff. also:

  3. Hey Jenny,

    I actually just responded to another question of yours too a few minutes ago. I’ve been reviewing "green" manuals lately and found something called "Earth4Energy" – It’s a great guide with detailed information on how to build your own solar and wind power. You can check out my full review of it @ – Best of luck to ya!

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