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Best Ways To Start Going Green

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Going green can seem like an overwhelming task however, there are small things that you can do that make a world of difference. Going green, will help preserve the rainforest make our overall environment safer, can improve your health and save you money.

Rated 8 points - posted 12 years ago by JARM in category Health.
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RECYCLE Report Abuse
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Save Water Report Abuse
Save water by turning the faucet off while soaping up in the shower, during shaving and while you brush your teeth. Use sprinklers only when necessary, turn the water off while you are washing the car.
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Do the Laundry in Cold Water Report Abuse
Washing in warm water instead of hot cuts your energy by 50 % per load using cold water will cut it even more.
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Flip a Switch Report Abuse
Simply turn out the lights that are not in use.
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Skip the Dryer Report Abuse
Do you remember when Grandma said use the line? When the weather is cooperative try it and see how it works for you, might find yourself surprised.
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Adjust Your Thermostat Report Abuse
Adjusting your thermostat is easy and cost free. Turn it down a few degrees in the summer and up a few degrees in the winter, Owners of programmable thermostats can save around $75.00 a year.
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Fill the Dishwasher Report Abuse
You can save on average 20 gallons of water per dishwasher load by only running full loads.
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Weatherize Report Abuse
Seal around windows and doors.
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Unplug Electronic Devices While Not In Use Report Abuse
Did you know that DVD players, cable boxes TVs, Game consoles, phone chargers, printers, computers and stereos. (Just to name a few) are known as “vampires” they suck electricity when those items are plugged up even though they are not being used.
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Wear the same clothes for days Report Abuse
Saves on water, energy, and soap.
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Rent Movies Report Abuse
Renting movies saves you about $10.00 per movie and keeps you from contributing to the trash pile.
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Carpool Report Abuse
Carpool, walk or ride a bike to work or maybe to the store if you are only getting one or two things.
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Donate Report Abuse
Donate clothing and household goods.
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Don’t Overload Report Abuse
Do not overload your dryer and keep the lint screen clean.
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Change Laundry Detergents Report Abuse
Bleach, laundry detergents and fabric softeners can be toxic to the environment Several companies make eco-friendlier cleaners and non-chlorine bleaches.
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Change Your Cleaning Products Report Abuse
Use eco-friendly cleaning products or make your own.
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Switch to Florescent Light Bulbs Report Abuse
Florescent bulbs may cost a little more however, they last longer and are energy efficient saving you money in the end.
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