Green Living Tips

So my family and I have been trying to me be more eco-friendly and we do a lot of things to live green, I have also found that in my attempts to live greener we are also living cheaper because we are reusing old stuff and rehabing it into new things we can use so saving some money in the process.  Here are some ways we are saving money and being green at the same time.
  • Reusable grocery totes instead of the plastic or paper shopping bags
  • Turn off the water when brushing your teeth instead of letting it run the entire time
  • Take showers together (ok that was my husbands and he insisted I post it)
  • Recycling everything, we were able to go from like four bags of garbage a week to one maybe 2 with a family of 5 simply by recycling everything we possibly could.
  • Cut SOS pads and dryer sheets in half to help reduce the amount of waste generated at once
  • Use stainless water bottles and refill them at home rather then buying bottled water
  • Buy organic food, they are not grown with pesticides and therefore better for the environment
  • Compost, we have a big black composter in our backyard we put as much out there as we can, again reducing garbage while helping the environment
  • Water saving shower head, we have one and it is not as bad as i thought it would be
  • programmable thermostat for the heat in our house, it helps to save energy
  • Buy in bulk, less packaging and saves money in the process
  • Get a reusable coffee mug (travel mug) and ask your coffee shop to fill that isntead of the paper cups they provide
Ok i think I have posted a lot of green living tips and hope that I have given some people some more easy ideas on how to live green.  For more green tips make sure to visit: http://www.lightersafergreener.com/index.php

Comments

  1. Nicole says:

    These are some really awesome tips! My husband and I are thinking about getting a Costco or Sam's Club membership so that we can start buying in bulk. We've also been shopping at places like Sprout's and Whole Foods so that we can buy organic.

  2. Canada Guy says:

    These are good tips. Living a green lifestyle is something we all need to do, but it is not enough. No amount of lifestyle change will solve global warming on its own. Please don't be a Good German.http://www.selfdestructivebastards.com/2009/11/don-be-good-german.html

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