Eco-Friendly Things To Do

by Jason Butler on May 9, 2016 · 0 comments

Eco friendlyOver the years, pollution has done a lot of damage to Earth. As a people, we have to take better care of our planet. There are a lot of things that you can do that can be eco-friendly. Today, I want to share with you ten eco-friendly things that you can do.

Use fluorescent light bulbs

Fluorescent light bulbs use less energy. They can last up to ten times longer than regular light bulbs. Fluorescent light bulbs also generate less heat meaning that they are safer to operate.

Recycle

Recycling is the next eco-friendly tip that is on the list. Recycling helps to eliminate waste. Depending on where you live your city may have a recycling service where they pick up items weekly. If not you should be able to find a few recycling centers around your local area. Some things that you should consider recycling are glass, aluminum, and paper.

Turn off electronics at night

Turning off your electronics at night saves energy. Since you’re sleeping you won’t be using them anyway, so you might as well turn them off.  Some people even go as far as to unplugging some of their electronics.

Reusable bag at grocery store

The fourth eco-friendly tip is to use a reusable bag at the grocery store. This is something that I eventually want to start doing, but I’ve just been a little lazy. Using a reusable bag at the store means that fewer plastic bags will be used. That’s good because plastic bags can take hundreds of years to degrade. Plastic bags can also kill wildlife and marine life.

No more paper bills

I’m old school so that means I won’t be using this tip anytime soon. A lot of people are opting out of receiving paper bills. They are receiving their statements online now. By doing that, less paper gets wasted.

Open windows

Opening your windows instead of using the air conditioner can save energy. This works better in the spring than the summer depending on where you live.

Turn off the lights

The next eco-friendly tip is to cut off the lights when you leave the room. We all probably know that person who keeps the lights on all over their home. Then they complain when their power bill is ridiculously high. Turning off the lights will cause your bill to go down significantly.

Reusable lunch bag

Using a reusable lunch bag saves money and eliminates the use of having to use paper or plastic bags for lunch. I’ve been using a reusable lunch bag for years now. By not having to use plastic bags I’ve helped save the environment even if it was just a little bit.

Adjust your thermostat

Adjusting your thermostat by 5-10 degrees during the winter or summer is another energy saving tip that should be done.

Ride bike when possible

The final eco-friendly tip is to ride your bike whenever it’s possible. Doing so lowers pollution since you’re driving your car or truck less. Riding your bike is also healthy for you.

Have you done any of these eco-friendly things before?



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