Earth Day Tips for the week of April 22, 2012.

Posted on 23. Apr, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Go Green, Save the Earth, Learn the 3 R’s.

Everyone wants to fulfil these slogans, but how do you start? Everyone knows to resuse and recycle. Don’t use plastic bags, be sure bring your bags into the store. Recycle your cans and water bottles. Don’t use styrofoam. What else can you do?

How about 60 tips to get you into the Green Mind? Here is a site from small steps to going green to who to follow, green recipes, organic shopping, green cleaning supplies, buidling that garden, organizing local green clean ups, and any other idea you can think of to save Mother Earth.

How to Make Your Home Green in 5 Easy Steps.

These habits take minimal time while benefiting the environment—and your wallet.

1. Skip conventional cleaning products. Commercially available cleaning products are convenient but they aren’t always your safest—or cheapest—option. Here is an alternative suggestion spraying countertops with white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide, each in a metal spray bottle.

Other household substances can serve as inexpensive cleaners as well. Use half a cup of vinegar and half a cup of baking soda to remove water stains from the shower or to clean chrome and bathroom mirrors. Baking soda on a damp sponge can also be used as a scouring tool.

2. Avoid air leaks. Improving your home’s insulation means fewer drafts and lower heating bills.

3. Make the most of your appliances. Running a refrigerator can account for as much as 15 percent or more of a household’s electric bill.

4. Use light strategically. According to Seo, you can boost the light output and efficiency of bulbs by unscrewing and dusting them.

5. Earn rewards for your eco-friendly efforts. As you develop greener habits, you could earn rewards by signing up for websites like Recyclebank.com or Greenopolis.com. Actions like signing up for paper billing, recycling at home, or using less energy earn Recyclebank users points that are redeemable for coupons, gift cards, and free offers from major retailers. Greenopolis offers points for using Greenopolis recycling kiosks.

 GREEN RECIPE:

Enjoy some “green” dinner tonight: Avocado Stuffed Burgers.

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