Ways to Go Green
The following ways to go green are among the first and most impactful steps you can take toward sustainable (and meaningful) living. Some are rather big, take time to implement, and can't be done overnight.
Or go through this list one at a time, see what you're already doing and what you can implement or increase:
Give Up Bottled Water
Nearly 30 billion plastic water bottles are sold annually in the U.S. with less than 20% of them being recycled (and even recycling them wastes unnecessary energy).
Reduce Your Waste
Reducing the amount of waste you bring in and the amount of trash that goes to the landfill is an important part of any green lifestyle.
From oil to natural gas, energy is getting harder to produce and more costly. It accounts for 21.3 billion tons of carbon dioxide each year and over 90% of all greenhouse gasses. Do your part to conserve energy and save money (you could reduce your bills by 50%!)
An estimated 50% of all household water usage is wasted! It goes down the drain while we wait for it to warm up or evaporates more quickly than it needs to. In an era when our fresh water supply is diminishing due to pollution and drought, it's important to conserve all the water we can, as well as learn about and use grey water recycling practices.
Green Your Transportation
Bicycling, walking, carpooling or riding the bus are the best ways to commute sustainably. Inflating your car tires, hypermiling, and combining trips will all help you save gas when driving is necessary. And for long distance travel, take the train or purchase carbon offsets which invest your money into alternative energies.
Eat Local, Organic Foods
With food being a huge part of our existence, this is one of the most important ways to go green. Most of our meals come from a minimum of 1,500 miles away. Some of what ends up on your plate has traveled around the world to reach you. And some of it is unhealthy to begin with.
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