What are some good green living tips?

also what should i do to improve planet earth?

9 thoughts on “What are some good green living tips?”

  1. I have compiled a list of eco tips on my blog here http://blog.greenfinder.co.uk/?cat=12

    There are eco tips on a range of subjects from green gardening, eco holidays, green computing, reuse tips and lots more. They are really straightforward and simple things to do which will make a difference

  2. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
    Use Less Heat and Air Conditioning
    Change a Light Bulb
    Drive Less and Drive Smart
    Buy Energy-Efficient Products
    Use Less Hot Water
    Use the "Off" Switch
    Plant a Tree
    Encourage Others to Conserve

  3. Why does everyone say to start small? Start BIG!!!

    1. Stop eating meat.
    2. Stop driving.
    3. Compost/recycle. But unlike the other people say, don’t recycle EVERYTHING. Recycle only what is appropriate for your local recycling program. When people throw ‘everything’ in their recycling bins, it just contaminates all the rest of the recycleables.

  4. Remember and practice the three Rs- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. You will notice the biggest impact by reducing. Use less and spend less. Think of a new flat panel TV that sells for $1000. You will need to work a given number of days to pay for it, driving to and from work, burning more fossil fuel getting there. Then, you will work one day a month to pay your cable bill and the electricity it uses. The less we spend, the less we drive, the greener we become.

  5. Here are some simple ways to detox your home"
    -plant a plant (it helps fight pollution indoors)
    -remove aerosol sprays (they release propellants into the air including isobutene which is like lighter fluid)
    -replace lightbulbs with the CFL bulbs, which are 4x more efficient and last 10x longer than incandescents
    -be anti-antibacterial soap (they kill the good bacteria as well as the bad)
    -filter your vacuum (a HEPA filter helps to keep dust out of your air)
    -use low or no VOC paint
    -filter your tap water. It keeps harmful lead out and will dissuade you to drink bottled water (which is the devil)
    -open windows to circulate air. Save energy by turning off the airconditiong.
    -trade your plastic grocery bags for more permanent recycled cloth bags (available for $10 at Whole Foods)

  6. Start small. You can make small changes in your daily life that can you make a huge impact. Recycle every little thing you possibly can, and buy recycled items whenever possible. If you drive, limit your driving as much as possible. When you have to drive, drive very smoothly (not only is it better for your car, but helps the environment!). Buy organic and plant-based products whenever possible. They make organic sheets, makeup, rugs, towels… almost everything. Don’t waste enery on items that are plugged into your wall but not currently in use (for example, you leave a cell phone charger in the wall all day, but only use it at night. take it out during the day!). Buy smart-strips if possible. They automatically turn off those phantom objects.

  7. Start with yourself at your home and community.
    1) Try to use the least enegry of water and electricity.
    2) Always do the 3 R of reduce, reuse, and recycle.
    3) Try to use least plastic bags and reusable bag is the best choice.
    4) Try to use car pool to work or school and come home.
    5) Try to use more buses instead of driving and all short distance trips by walking.
    6) Try to own or drive a car with small engine and it is ideal to own a hybrid car.
    7) Try to clean and sort out the items for recycling purpose and dump the gabage not able to recycle.
    8) Start to sign a petition with the people in your community to against the use of fossil fuel that harm our health to the local authority.
    9) Boycott any agents selling environmental unfriendly fuel (such as bunker fuel used by Hong Kong ferry boats) and toxic chemical products.
    10) Try to organize the public at large to keep the trees, wetlands, river and srteams and, particularly the waterfronts clean (Hong Kong has the dirtiest waterfronts and knowns as the stink pot waterfront in many ferry harbours and it was refused by the Hollywood movie director of the "Batman" for the stunt work in the Victoria Harbour) and conteminated with variour kinds of virus.
    11) Try to sell all used papers, magazines, cans and bottles for recycling.
    12) Donate your bulk household items of chairs, beds, tables, clothes, and computer to the Value Village or Salvation Army second hand stores.
    13) Try to use less detergent, soap, shampoo, and cleaning chemicals.
    14) Keep your lawn clean and grass well trimed and make the environment looks cleaner and better.
    This can make the dump site leave more space and make the air more clean and fresh.

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