Tuesday, April 8, 2008

10 enviro tips to help keep you green

here's 10 easy enviro tips to help the environment. I got these from a website called http://greenliving.suite101.com/article.cfm/understanding_green_living

1.Purchase fruits and vegetables that are organic. Organic foods avoid the use of pesticides. This is better for the environment, as the produce is grown naturally.

2.Cut down on fuel usage. Try walking to places instead of taking your car. If that is not possible, consider carpooling or taking public transportation systems, such as buses or trains when you can. The less fumes in the air the better for all of us.

3.Recycle household items. Give old clothes as a donation to places like Goodwill or the Salvation Army. Use rechargeable batteries. Organize a neighborhood yard sale to get rid of things you no longer want or need.

4.When gardening, create a compost pile for fertilizer. Don't opt to buy fertilizers from stores.

5.Use a canvas bag that can be used over and over again when you go grocery shopping. Do not accept the plastic or paper bags that the store offers.

6.Invest in a water-saving showerhead. You can find these low-flow types online at Enviro Friendly Products. Help conserve water by taking this step.

7.Consider buying things in bulk. It saves you money and requires less packaging materials.

8.Save energy by installing a programmable thermostat to heat and air condition your home.

9.Pure soap is biodegradable and breaks down completely. Choose a soap that is pure, such as Dove. Avoid soaps with synthetic scents or colors.

10.Make a bird feeder out of recyclable products, such as a milk carton. Feed the birds and help the environment at the same time!

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