Friday, June 15, 2012

Just Use it...One More Time...! Save Environment and its Resources

Environmentally friendly options for your home may seem too expensive. However, there are a lot of little things you can change that are not only better for the environment, but they are better for your family's health as well. Use these tips to inexpensively make small changes around your home that will eventually make a big difference for the environment, your family's health, and your wallet. Recycle, reuse, and utilize old items around your home. Use that old toy box into storage for blankets, pillows and more.

Turn old chairs into planters for your yard. Before you throw something away, figure out how you can utilize the item for something else. When you do buy new items, opt for ones that don't have to be thrown away. Disposable items add so much bulk to landfills and they cost you more and more every time you have to buy more. Start small by using a cloth napkin instead of paper napkins or paper towels. Use reusable containers that can be washed instead of plastic bags. Small changes like this will add up to huge savings over time. Plant your own garden and can your vegetables. Not only is gardening rewarding, but you can add nutrients to your soil.

You can control which, if any, chemicals go into your family's bodies. You could even grow enough to sell at local farmers' markets to make back the money that your spent on your garden. Grow the items that you use the most often that are likely to save you the most money. Tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce, strawberries, watermelon and zucchini top the list of the most money saving fruits and veggies to plant. When buying new furniture, flooring, and clothes hangers for your home, choose bamboo over wood.

Bamboo hangers and furniture are not stained or varnished with harsh chemicals, they are usually heat treated to achieve their color. Bamboo is cheap, completely renewable, and has the tensile strength of steel. The top decorating trends at present use recycled and re-purposed furniture. Plantation and reclaimed woods are another green option growing in popularity when furnishing your home. Interestingly, people from all social classes are purchasing and recycling used materials. The process of going green can be budget friendly, but that does not mean it cannot be classy.

Greenery in lifestyle of man has been building momentum for quite sometime now. From individuals to corporations, going green is the responsible thing to do. The statistics on the state of mother earth have caused us to look at the decisions we are making very closely. Going green is about more than just environmentally safe products. It is also about energy conservation, air quality, reducing material waste, and conserving resources.


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