Have you been thinking about going green, but think it’s too difficult or too time-consuming? Stop right there; it is very well possible to go green with little to no effort with these tips.
Go Green with Little to No Effort
Many people start thinking about going green in April during Earth Day, but you really can focus on going green all year round. There is a wide range of ways you can go Green without putting forth much effort. When you start to learn about all the ways you can go green with little effort, you will begin to wonder why you didn’t start going green earlier.
Walk or Bike
If you have little travel time involved in your day-to-day routine, perhaps consider walking to locations or using a bicycle. This will allow you to cut down on fumes that vehicles put out into our world and, in turn, give you a chance for some exercise.
Light Bulb Updates
This option may cost a bit upfront but is well worth it for the long haul. Switching your household light bulbs from the old-style bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL) can save you 75% of electricity.
There are many times you can recycle, and more often than not, recycling is free of charge. Many places are popping up all over that are zero-sort facilities, so you don’t even have to separate glass, plastic, etc. from each other, making recycling an easy option to go green.
Shut off Lights
Teach the family to continuously become habitual offenders of shutting off lights when no longer in a room. Learning to create the habit of shutting off lights when they’re not needed in a room will cut costs and save on electricity.
Many places allow you to buy secondhand items. So much of what we use in our day can be reused. Sure, you may not want to purchase specific items using this secondhand method, but make a list of what you can buy secondhand and start purchasing this way.
DIY Cleaning Supplies
There are so many DIY’s on cleaning supplies online, and the internet has opened our world in such a way that we can start going green with little effort by merely researching from the comfort of our own home. Making your cleaning supplies will cut down on harsh chemical use. INSERT DIY POST HERE
Buy Green-Friendly Products
Switch out non-green-friendly items for more green-friendly items. There are many products available that have been created in environmentally friendly ways. Start focusing on only buying green-friendly products when you can to save our environment from waste products. Invest in a “green” subscription box, such as greenUP Box.
Go Green with Paperless Statements
You’ve heard it, they’ve asked you, but are you doing it? I will admit, there are a few statements I want in my hand, others don’t matter, so I go paperless.
That’s it – a list of ways you can go green with little effort. It’s all the small steps that count big when it comes to going green. Electricity and water usage are usually the top two items that you can change almost immediately and next up are using your vehicle less. With that being said, there’s no one-way solution to going green, but hopefully, these ideas get you headed in the right direction.
Go Green with little to no effort, and don’t forget to get the whole family involved.
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