Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Green Living

-- Green Living Can Be a Normal Part of Life --

* Guest article written by: Kip Courtney, a proactive author who focuses  on interesting information about Composting and Recycling. 

The pollution level of the earth is growing annually. To reduce the pollution level of the planet, a lot of people are trying to follow a green lifestyle. All people must make up their mind if they are looking to be part of the green living group. Living green has gotten a bad name by the radical groups that grab all the attention. There are numerous ways to start living green without overdoing it and turning a hardcore fanatic. For some people, using the power of the sun and wind is essential, but not everyone needs to go to such extremes. There are lots of uncomplicated, common things that the vast majority of the population can do. These things can easily be taught to youngsters so it becomes common for them to do.

Below you will note some quick steps to get you started. Switch your lights to fluorescent bulbs since they last ten times longer. Because we're living in the computer age, try using a laptop whenever possible as it will merely use about half the power as compared to a regular desktop PC. If you're not in a room, make sure to turn off the electronics and lights in that room. If you switch off an item and you still see a light on, just unplug it because that light is consuming electricity. Ensure that your car running in perfect condition, as this will cause your car to use less fuel. By making sure your tires are inflated to the correct pressure, you can actually save on your gas consumption. When you are stopped in traffic, switch off your engine since more gas is used while your vehicle is idling than when restarting. Furthermore, you should switch your car engine off any chance you get, like at the drive-through window. The new washing machines can not merely save money and pollution by using less detergent, but they also use less water.

A little can save a great deal, particularly in terms of home heating costs try lowering your thermostat. You can save quite a good deal of money annually by turning down your thermostat 1 or 2 degrees. You should really insulate your hot water pipes to help keep in the heat, as this can help you spend less money on heating the water and you can save water by not needing to let it run as long for hot water. Go and get the new low flow shower heads, since you can get just as much pressure without using as much water. Some people's urge to make money is also helping the Earth and they don't even realize it. Some people are into recycling, but their motivation is to generate money. It actually is easy for us to recycle and bring down our waste. I mean, how difficult is it to just gather all your recyclables and take them to a recycling facility each week?

Instead of taking all your leftovers on your plate and scraping them in the bin, use them to start a compost for your flower pots or gardens. Also by purchasing locally grown food, you can help lower greenhouse gases, which are produced when trucks have to transport food across the United States. Co2 can be counteracted by trees, so think of how much good could be done if everyone planted merely one tree. Green living requires a great deal of small things that each one of us can do.

An important area of green living that could alter the world is by making use of alternative health remedies. Not only is it going to help your health to make use of herbal plants and organic foods, but eliminating chemical substances and pharmaceuticals is awesome for the environment by reducing poisonous wastes. You don't have to be a fanatical tree hugger, but small steps can make a huge difference.

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