June 4th, 2013
Choosing a greener lifestyle is an admirable goal and something we can all work to achieve. In Texas, going green helps to save money on energy, preserve our planet, and make sure there’s something good left for our kids to enjoy. There are some excellent green electricity providers in the state, and you can find them by searching on www.electricitycompaniestexas.com, but there are other things you can do to green up your lifestyle without a major change like changing your entire energy provider. Here are a few ideas.
Lower the amount of energy you’re using in the first place. There are plenty of ways to do this. Did you know your electronics use electricity any time they’re plugged in, even if they’re not turned on? Unplug them from the outlets to save on energy. Avoid drying your clothes in a machine if you can hang them on a clothesline. Set your thermostat just a couple degrees higher in the summer and lower in the winter to save on heating and cooling costs. These are just a few of the things you can do to lower your overall energy consumption.
Electricity isn’t the only thing we have to work to save, and if you live in Texas, you know all about conserving water. Sometimes we have to do it during a drought or a water shortage. If you apply some of those methods to your lifestyle the rest of the year, you can save tons of water. Take shorter showers and install low-flow shower heads to help conserve your water usage.
With gas prices rising, any opportunity you take to use less gas is not only good for the environment, it’s good for you! Try walking or biking anywhere you can instead of hopping in the car, and take advantage of carpooling options. Even if you’d prefer to drive someplace by yourself, you’re only using a quarter of your usual gas consumption if you carpool with three others. That’s just too much of a savings to pass up.
Watch What You Eat
With all the money you’re saving on electricity, water, and gas, here’s where you can put some of it to good use. Try to buy organic, local food whenever you can to support the local economy. If this seems too expensive, consider eating at least one vegetarian meal a week to save money on meat.
May 10th, 2013
Recycling is vitally important if you wish to clean up and save the planet. The great availability of recycling bins can lead us to taking the value of recycling for granted. This is a shame because once we start to take something for granted, we cease really giving it the consideration it truly requires.
Recycling has a massive amount of value because it preserves natural resources. For example, recycle plastic instead to throwing in the garbage means less petroleum will be required to produce more plastic. Petroleum, of course, comes from oil. The more oil (more…)
March 20th, 2013
Living green means reducing your environmental foot print by being conscious about the resources that you use on a daily basis. Everything from reducing the amount of water and energy usage to changing your method of transport will help save our planet’s valuable resources.
Going green is as easy as turning off the water or installing water-saving shower heads. Turning off the lights when out and installing energy-efficient bulbs and turning to walking, biking, or even carpooling can help cut carbon emissions.Additional information can be found at (more…)
March 18th, 2013
Living Green Starts at home, and if you are someone who is deeply invested in doing so, you’ll find that it is a lot easier to get started than you think. Don’t bite off more than you can chew, and just start small!
First, remember that you can always find another use for things. Instead of throwing old clothes out, consider donating them instead, as this allows people to get the most use out of clothes that are already made. (more…)
March 15th, 2013
Recycling is a simple thing that even the busiest people can do without too much extra effort to help save the planet. Start recycling with these basic steps.
One of the easiest ways to get started with recycling is through sorting out the parts of your basic trash that can be recycled. Most areas have some sort of recycling system in place to handle cans, plastics, glass, and paper. Sort these four garbage types into separate (more…)
March 11th, 2013
Every year, the average American throws away over 1,200 pounds of garbage. A typical American family will toss out nearly 4,000 pounds of waste that could be recycled, composted, or donated. We are slowly burying ourselves in a mountain of trash. However, making simple steps every day, such as recycling, has the power to change the world.
Recycling has many positive effects, immediate and long term. Landfills around the world emit dangerous gases and are overflowing with waste.(more…)
March 10th, 2013
Importance of Green Living
Individuals are often concerned about pollution that is affecting the earthâ€™s water, soil and air. Living a greener lifestyle everyday can help to make improvements to the planet. If every individual begins to make changes, the level of pollution will steadily decrease. An individual who lives a green lifestyle finds ways to avoid using the planetâ€™s natural resources. Most people have become mindless concerning consumption of wood, water, oil, metal and other resources from the earth.Never heard of (more…)