Walking into your local discount store for a gift is a simple and easy way to show how much you care about your friends or loved ones, but making a gift with your own two hands, especially out of recycled materials, elevates your thoughtfulness to a whole new level.
If you’re handy with a sewing machine, turning old clothes into beautiful objects is a fun challenge that makes use of patterns and prints that might otherwise be unwearable. Pastel plaids and florals that scream “Golden Read the rest of this entry »
Recycling is a great way to start living a green lifestyle. This allows you to recycle items that otherwise wind up in your local landfill. Recycling is a great way that we can start to reduce our impact on the planet. Soda cans can be the most plentiful recycling item. These cans are recycled for their aluminum. This recycled aluminum can be used to make more soda cans or other aluminum products.
Glass bottles are a great recycling item. The glass in the bottles is recycled at a factory to make Read the rest of this entry »
Shopping around for the best rates on energy and searching for green energy suppliers is one of the simplest ways to go green and save money at the same time. If you are fortunate enough to live in an area of the country with a deregulated energy market, you can choose your energy supplier and assert your commitment to the environment. Learn more about Houston energy deregulation and how you can save money in a deregulated energy market.
When you shop for the best rates on energy in a deregulated market, you can also choose an energy supplier that uses alternative energy sources or one that offers a green energy offset program. A recent study by the University of Delaware and Delaware Technical Community College demonstrated that renewable energy could fully power a large electric grid up to 99.9 of the time by 2030. We know it’s possible. The next hurdle to get over will be convincing an outdated energy industry that it’s time to transition away from fossil fuels. When you choose an energy supplier that offers green energy or participate in a green energy offset program, you are doing more than saving on your electric bill. You’re driving the energy industry to change.
Find the best rates available in your deregulated market. Save on your monthly energy supply bill. Reduce your carbon footprint with green energy supply or offsets against the traditional energy you use. It’s easy to go green without spending a lot of green in a deregulated energy market!
Scrap yards and recycling plants will pay some pretty decent money for clean aluminum and in states where there is no deposit on them there are even some supermarkets that will accept a set amount at a time.
A clean trash can on wheels can be used to collect the cans during the week, be sure to crush them as flat as possible after rinsing. This ensures you get the highest amount of cans in the smallest space as possible. The weight is what the price is based on, so compacting them won’t detract from the pay off. Unless Read the rest of this entry »
There are many simple ways that people can help save our natural resources. Many communities have started recycling programs, helping keep many items that can be used again out of landfills. Since they do not decompose on their own, plastic bottles in particular are an environmental hazard and should be recycled.
Another item that can be recycled are cellular phones, which often contain metals that can harm the environment. Cellular phones can often be redone with new circuitry and resold.
Using reusable shopping bags will cut down the use of plastic bags, which can be particularly Read the rest of this entry »
How do you teach your kids about conservation? The answer is very simple. You teach by example. But do not confuse simple with easy. In order to teach your children about conservation you first have to know about conservation yourself. In order to know about conservation you have to do a little research, a little studying.
But even before you study and research you should understand that most of applying correct principles of conservation is simply a matter of common sense. Start at the beginning within your own home. Turn the lights off Read the rest of this entry »
If your closets and dressers are stuffed with items you just don not wear, there are several ways to move them out without adding to your local landfill.
Donate usable items
Local charities accept donations of used clothing for those in need. Ask for a receipt showing the estimated value of your clothing. You will be able to use this as a charitable deduction when you file your tax returns.
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Being environmentally conscious doesn’t have to involve spending more for greener products. Simple things can be done right in your home to save energy, food and money all at the same time.
We all know about turning off the lights in an empty room, and shutting off the television if you aren’t really watching what is on, but what about some of the other energy vampires lurking in your home?
When was the last time the refrigerator was cleaned inside and out, including the coils? When cleaned regularly the refrigerator runs more efficiently and keeps your food Read the rest of this entry »