Turning Green: Earth Friendly Changes in Your Home

In as far as the earth is concerned, turning green is a good thing.  All parents want a wonderful future for their children but what kind of future will they have without a clean and green world to live in. There are things we can do today to help make a “brighter” world for our kids.  Here are two green home improvement tips that you might want to consider in your own home:

 

  • Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle – it’s the era of disposables.  The convenience of using various things around the house that you can toss in the trash when you are done is simply too much for busy people to resist.  Unfortunately, the disposables that we toss in the trash end up clogging our drainage systems to cause floods and then piling up in our landfills for so many years.  Reduce the use of items that are not biodegradable, choose to use conventional reusable containers, and recycle things that have ceased to be useful.
  • Maintain Your Appliances – energy efficiency is what you want to strive for.  Your appliances work harder and your home consumes more energy when you do not have properly maintained appliances straining to perform their function.  Your air conditioning units and refrigerators are usual culprits for spiking energy consumption due to poor maintenance.  Have your units checked and cleaned regularly for optimum performance without wasting precious electricity.  When buying new appliances, do not forget to check out their energy efficiency rating.

 

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Comments

  1. Wonderful tips here! I live in a tiny rural town, so we burn our burnables, and recycle everything else.

  2. Maintaining appliances is one I feel is difficult at the moment while renting. I don’t have complete control over our appliances. Thanks for the tips though

  3. Thanks for the great tips, I’m trying to become more “green”

  4. I always try to use biodegradable and/or reusable items. Thanks for sharing these helpful tips!

  5. md kennedy says:

    Great tips, but you certainly cannot stress enough the concept of REDUCE! Do you REALLY need that thing you want to buy? What are the implications to you, others, animals, the earth if you buy it – are they positive? If you cannot think of a couple of good reasons to buy something, don’t!

  6. M.Clark says:

    Thank you for these great tips! We should all be more responsible when it comes to energy consumption and the use of disposable goods.

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