10 Steps to become eco- friendly

Settembre, 22 2009

You can also give your contribute to the worldfollowing these 10 simple steps :

1. Buy organic food when possible. Start with milk, vegetables and fruit.

Check out the ingredients and get information about the ones with less pesticides.

2. Try to buy local foods – shop at local markets where local farmers display their products. Reduce your carbon footprint and the distance food travels.

3.Recycle at home and at work.

It’s easy, it’s fun and all the family can participate. You will love it too, because there will be less trash to take out.  If you don’t know how to get started, check with your local city’s recycling office. Google your city and recycling and you’re sure to come up with a plan to get started right away. Build up your creativity : Recycled containers can also become fun art projects for your children.

4.No more Plastic. Choose paper instead of plastic (your next step will be reusable containers and bags, especially when doing shopping take yours in Juta if possible)

5. Stop car idling.  If possible use your bicycle or public transportation. Save gas and eliminate awful fumes!

6.Switch to toxin-free, biodegradable household cleaning agents for kitchen and bath.
Start with your hand-soaps, then go to bathroom cleaners and laundry detergents. This step may help the allergy sufferers in your home, office or school.

7.Turn off the lights and other heavy energy users when not in use. Avoid to leave the TV and other devices in stand by ( red light), it is better you switch them off. You will see how your bill will be reduced.

8. Heating and cooling can add up to 45% of your utility bill. Set temp lower in winter andchange furnace filters monthly.

9.Conserve Water!!! Begin by turning the water off while brushing your teeth. Once you’ve beeb specialized in this step, try cutting down your length of time for showers.

10.Take it Easy! Don’t get overwhelmed with trying to become perfectly green! Every change counts and points you in the right direction.

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