Being “green” and “eco-friendly” is not a fad. Caring about the environment not only preserves the world for future generations but also makes the present a little sweeter! However, it is not always easy to know where to start. Below are three eco-friendly tips to help you create a greener home today!
Turn Your Computer Off at Night
Sleep mode is a handy tool when you are only going to be away from your computer for a few minutes. However, while sleep mode may make your computer use less energy than it would at full power, your computer is still using energy. If you are going to be away from your computer for an extended period, turn your computer off. This will save energy as well as money!
Recycle Your Old Magazines
If you are already part of a green home, chances are you’re already recycling. However, a fun new way to make sure you continue to recycle is to share your old magazines with friends. Instead of throwing out the paper, swapping magazines will give you the opportunity to be green, enjoy more articles, and save money. Additionally, consider donating your old magazines to your local library. They may have a use for archival copies!
Donate Old Clothes
Instead of throwing out your old, unwanted clothes, consider donating them to a company like Goodwill or the Salvation Army. Some studies show that around 27 pounds of carbon emissions are reduced for every one piece of clothing donated. Not to mention, you’ll get a philanthropic rush; it feels great to help the less fortunate.
These are some of the easiest ways to change your lifestyle and go green, and best of all, all of these eco-friendly tips can be implemented today! If you want more eco-friendly tips or have some to share, make sure to contact us at Western National, green living is quality living!