Re-use and Recycle

Green Tips

10 Green Tips for Earth Day and Beyond
By: Kathleen J. King

It doesn’t have to be Earth Day for me to think about how I can make an impact (or less of an impact) on our planet. Here are a few of my favorite tips:

1. Reuse your water bottle. In fact, reuse everything at least once, especially plastics.

2. Buy locally made products and locally produced services.

3. Buy compact Light-emitting diodes (LEDs)

4. Turn off lights and electronics when you leave the room. Unplug your cell phone charger from the wall when not using it. Turn off energy strips and surge protectors when not in use (especially overnight).

5. If you use plastic grocery bags, recycle them for small trashcan liners.

6. Consider organic cleaning products like vinegar, borax, and baking soda.

7. Go paperless. Consider reading your newspaper and magazine subscriptions online. Switch to electronic banking or electronic statements.

8. Reuse. Plastic  food containers make good crayon and marker holders. Use padded envelops more than once. Buy your toddler or preschooler’s clothes from a thrift shop and give away those that don’t fit
to friends

9. Limit the length of your showers. Even better, take a “navy shower,” shutting off the water while soaping up and shampooing.

10. Invest  in an eco-efficient project that will promote  energy  and  water conservation. Elements Eco-Efficient Residences ,a 28 storey, twin tower residential project that provide practical green solutions by merging technology within everyday living spaces

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