FOLLOW ECO FRIENDLY LIVING TIPS
And Everybody Wins
It’s time we figure out how to DO ‘ eco friendly living ’.
Whether or not you believe in the dangers of climate warming, the Earth’s climate is warming,
“Greenhouse gases are necessary to life as we know it, because they keep the planet's surface warmer than it otherwise would be. But, as the concentrations of these gases continue to increase in the atmosphere, the Earth's temperature is climbing above past levels.
Scientists are certain that human activities are changing the composition of the atmosphere, and that increasing the concentration of greenhouse gases will change the planet's climate. But they are not sure by how much it will change, at what rate it will change, or what the exact effects will be.”
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Most of us want to be eco responsible. We do not want to cause harm to our environment. We know that eco friendly living is smart for our health as well as for the environment.
Eco friendly living begins right in our own homes, we have the power to reduce energy demands.
When we reduce the demand, we cut the amount of resources, like coal and gas, needed to make energy for you to use.
Did you know the energy used by ONE average home puts more carbon dioxide (greenhouse gas) into the air than driving TWO cars on the road.
Simple things like these make for eco friendly living:
- Turn off the lights
- Limit television watching
- Keep refrigerator doors closed
- Don’t waste hot water
- Wait for a full batch before running the dishwasher
- Air dry dishes instead of heat drying them
- Don’t leave the radio on
- Turn off the computer when not using it
- Turn down the heat in the winter
- Increase the base tempature in the summer
"The Queen of Green"
New York Times Calls Her "The Queen of Green". Debra Lynn Dadd has been researching and writing about toxic chemicals and their affects on our healt for more than 25 years. She knows how to make safer choices as consumers.
From her website:
you can ask Debra questions about indoor toxins and what you can do about them. She is a very good resourse.
Debra was the first to alert consumers to the toxic chemicals present in everyday household products and reveal both the short- and long-term health effects, as well as safe alternatives.
Debra is a consultant to individuals and businesses, helping them create a toxic-free environment for home and office. She is also a professional public speaker.
Home Safe Home
, first published in 1984, was the first to catalog nontoxic products.
Home Safe Home is the ultimate reference of its kind. It has more than four hundred tips along with do-it-yourself formulas for inexpensive, safe products to replace the harmful substances in our homes.
"If you suffer from unexplained headaches, fatigue, or depression, or if you worry about the link between increased use of toxic chemicals and the rising rate of cancer, the many suggestions in this book can make your life virtually toxic-free!" Amazon Books
Today Debra is still the leader in her field with her Toxic Free Zone website, an online guide to toxics in consumer products, their health effects, safe alternatives, and detox.
Rather than duplicate here research, I recommend further study by going to her site.
Eco Friendly Living Tips That Can
Save You Money
- Plug such as TVs, DVD players, and speakers into power strips; turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use
- Power down your computer, monitor and printer when not in use
- Unplug small kitchen and personal grooming appliances
- Take short showers and be conservative with water. Municipal water systems require a lot of energy to purify and distribute water to households
- Reduce the amount of trash you generate. Reuse or recycle grocery sacks
- Recycle newspapers when possible
- Replace light bulbs with ENERCY STAR light bulbs
- Clean air filters regularly
- Have your heating and cooling equipment tuned annually by a licensed contractor
- Check the air in your car tires
- Drive sensibly
- Walk where you can
When we all do a little, . . . It all adds up to a lot.
If more of us would DO more of eco friendly living we could make a difference in global warming.
The EPA reports that: Households account for around 20% of total energy consumption in the U.S. The typical household spends more than $1,900 a year on energy bills. With ENERGY STAR, you can save up to 30% or about $600 per year.
If every household in the U.S. would replace just 5 light bulbs with ENERGY STAR ones, we would prevent as much greenhouse gas as equivalent of taking nearly 10 million cars off the roads.
The Art of Living by living-and-money.com
Support and advice for both physical and mental health, updated information along with inputs related to healthy lifestyle, dealing and overcoming different diseases as well as learning the righteous art of living, as prevention is better than cure. This website guides and provide easy ways and techniques, through which, one can lead a healthy, disciplined life with regular exercise with intake of nutritious food that keeps mind, body, and soul healthy, to face any challenge.
Still Money is the source of survival. Money gives us leisure. One should understand that Money is not the purpose in life, but a way to manage living.
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