Four Ways To Help The Environment Every Day

Author: Scott Burleigh

Four ways to help the environment every day

Green is the new black. Everyone seems to be wondering what they can do to help the environment, so try following a few of these simple steps and start helping the environment today!

1. Turn off what you're not using - When you leave the room, turn off the lights or unwatched television. Your parents or spouse may already nag you to do this to save money, but it's also a good practice to reduce your carbon footprint.

2. Shop with reusable grocery bags - You have probably seen these at your local grocery store, but you may have put off buying them because it seems silly to spend money on grocery bags when you can get the paper ones for free. If you think it would be annoying to have to drag them with you every time you go shopping,think about how many grocery bags just end up in the trash for that added motivation.

3. Walk, bike and carpool - Reduce the amount of pollutants you admit into the air from driving you car and use alternative methods of transportation when necessary. If you are going a longer distance, consider who you know that you may be able to carpool with. Your savings on gas will be worth it.

4. Reduce in your home - Consider reducing what you use in your home a little bit at a time in various areas. For example, lower your thermostat a few degrees in the winter, reduce your shower time by a few minutes and reduce your lighting fixture energy by switching to LED lights.

In Brief

  • Green is the new black.

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