Interested in going green? Start by sorting out your garbage and recycling those things that can be recycled. Another option is riding your bike to work, creating a work carpool or taking the public transit. Or replacing your wasteful appliances and electronics with energy saving ones instead. Now, don't think you are done quite yet, there is more you can do in your home to help out the planet. Think of the things you do everyday, you can make small changes everyday that will make quite an impact on the environment.
A Green Lifestyle
One every day object you use is a plastic bag. Its perfect for holding things like food so that it keeps it fresh. Plastic bags are just as helpful when you need to keep together smaller things like screws to a bed set or crayons for a road trip. You could wash those plastic bags when you are done, but its just easier to throw them away, or even send to be recycled. Instead of wasting plastic bags or wasting extra energy to recycle them choose to use food savers. Tupperware or food savers are easily reusable, they work great in the dishwasher and its easy to use in replacement of plastic bags. Imagine how much that would help the environment if every one who worked brought lunch in food savers.
An unusual way to help the environment is to cut back on your energy consumption. You would be surprised at how much energy your cell phone charger sucks up even when you are not charging your phone. Just having it plugged in wastes energy. So aside from changing over you appliances to energy saving ones, you should also invest in some plug strips. Specifically buy ones 2'that have an on and off switch. This allows you to control electricity usage. When you aren't using appliances just switch them off. Plus you don't have to plug and unplug things all day long. And it will also lower your energy bill which is an added benefit.
Paper towels are a wonderful modern day convenience as well as paper napkins. Since you are trying to go green, you might want to replace those wasteful items with cloth instead. When your shirts get ragged or your sheets get too worn to use, cut them up into rags and use them in place of paper towels. Rags can be washed and used again, saving paper. Cloth napkins are also washable. Without having to throw useful cloth away along with paper towels and napkins, you helped the environment.
Gas prices are unreasonably high. And even though it may be for the interest of your wallet, there are ways that you can conserve on gas usage. Try and plan all your outings in one trip. If you have to go to the store, stop by on your way home from work instead of going home and then returning to the store. If you have to pick a child up from karate, try and plan a trip to the store before or after you have to go get them. It might require some planning ahead, but it will save you money and help out the planet at the same time.
These are just a few of the ways that you can conserve resources at home and save the environment. Every little bit helps, from the cloth rag you use to clean up spilled juice to turning off the microwave when you are done using it. You can make a difference in your own home to help recycle. Sit down and analyze your day, to find other ways you can replace, reuse, and recycle to do your part in saving the planet.