Tips On Living Green

By
Industry Observer with No longer practicing real estate as of 2008.

Here are some tips on how to "go green" and help the earth just a little bit more.  Every little bit counts and anything you can do to help will help in the long run.  Of course, the more you do, the better for everyone. 

Please consider doing some of the following things.

  1. Install low-flow shower-heads
  2. Purchase only compact fluorescent light-bulbs (CFL's)
  3. Walk or ride a bike instead of driving a car.  If you have to drive, try taking the bus or carpool.
  4. Instead of purchasing new books, go to your local library and check out books and movies there.
  5. Buy from Farmers Markets instead of purchasing fruits and vegetables in grocery stores
  6. Install an energy saving thermostat in your home and set the thermostat a couple degrees warmer in the summer and a couple degrees cooler in the winter.
  7. Recycle your newspapers, plastic and glass
  8. Use a rain barrel to catch water to water your flower gardens with
  9. Install ultra-low flow toilets
  10. Fix any leaky or dripping faucets immediately
  11. Make your own compost from yard waste and food scraps
  12. Purchase energy efficient appliances
  13. Install a water filter to filter tap water rather than buying bottled water
  14. Purchase cloth bags and reuse them at grocery stores instead of using their paper or plastic bags
  15. Use recycled paper
  16. Turn the water off while brushing your teeth
  17. Unplug electronic items when not in use
  18. Buy rechargeable batteries
  19. Recycle your old cell phones
  20. Read newspapers and magazines online instead of having them delivered to your home
  21. Use solar powered lighting outside
  22. Install solar panels
  23. Buy organic foods

We are slowly killing our planet.  Please do your part to put a stop to it!

Comments (2)

Jeff Kessler
Austin Homes, Realtors www.OwnAustin.com - Austin, TX
Broker,CLHMS,GRI

Really good post.  Any of these steps really helps.  Just have to get that into the minds of all of us. 

J.

Feb 07, 2008 01:48 AM
Denise Brophy
Re/Max Realty Specialists - St Johns, NL
ABR ePRO CERC

Thanks for the reminder Becky.  I think the plastic water bottles, disposable coffee cups, and plastic bags are some of the biggest polluters.  I cannot understand why someone would drink water from a bottle that is leaching toxins into the very water that is supposed to make us healthy. 

Feb 07, 2008 01:54 AM