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Green living

© Copyright. Let's live a green lifestyle by supporting Green Energy, Recycling, Green transportation, Conservation of Water, Green Gardening, and Healthy Local Food

Faila Dominguez

on 11 January 2015

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Green Living
Do you want to live happier?
...to spend less in electricity bills?
...spend less on home maintenance and repair costs?
Do you want to breathe cleaner air and...
Do you want to help our environment by preventing used things from ending up within the landfill?
protect the future of your children?
Do you want to perform the right thing and help...
Because If you do, it is time to go

There are many beautiful tips for living a green lifestyle
Let's start with
Green Energy
One of the best recommendations for reducing Carbon Footprint from Electricity and helping to decrease the amount of energy usage is to use 100% renewable energy by purchasing electricity that comes from a green source.
Likewise, it is stated that it is also possible to produce our own electricity using wind and solar sources which is a huge first step that let people to live a green lifestyle.
Resources such as hydro dams, solar and wind, that cannot be depleted are called natural resources.
These produce the healthy renewable energy without carbon dioxide that causes global warming.
For this reason, as we use 100% renewable energy, we are also being critically part of the solution to global warming and...
...we intelligently build a sustainable future in the intervening time.
In addition, by performing small things can make our world a better place.
For example
Unplugging electronic devices when not in used.
Air drying your laundry instead of using a clothes dryer which requires a lot of energy and...
lastly, rather than air conditioning, use a fan.
Get involved!
Recycling is the most basic form of a green lifestyle.
Now, let's talk about
Recycling is a process of creating new and unique products from previously used materials
By recycling, we decrease
greenhouse gas emissions that somewhat results global climate change
we sustain the environment for future generations by conserving our natural resources and reducing the quantity of waste that are being sent to landfills
we are able to prevent pollution and save valuable energy
and finally, we create jobs and build a strong economy and community
Clearly, there are innumerable benefits of
These helpful tips are just examples of The most important thing for people to remember is that every small and simple contribution to recycling to protect our own surroundings surely adds up to how our present society shape and develop our nation's future, as well as the earth's future.
Top recycling tips
Recycle recyclable materials, including

many kinds of glass, , metal,

plastics, ,textiles and electronics.
Supporting recycling does not mean only recycling recyclable materials but also buying recycled products
As long as you use a biodegradable soap, you can water your garden with leftover bathwater or dish washing water. This action contributes to water recycling
Donate clothes, shoes and toys that you do not want anymore to a local charity or shop
Take advantage of double sided printing and try to only print items when definitely necessary
Look for products that contains less packaging to help reduce waste
Now that we know what is the significance of recycling, this leads to our next topic ....
Green transport or sustainable transport delimit emissions and waste within the earth while making a positive assistance to the environmental, economic and social sustainability.
Green transportation minimizes the bad impact that most of the transportation has upon the environment.
Green transportation affirmatively reduces air pollution which vehicles produce, helps you save money, diminishes carbon footprint when traveling and maintain energy.
Fly less to help solve climate change.
Practice walking or riding a bike instead of driving vehicles to save money and to prevent pollution. Moreover, this action is also good for our health and a natural form of green transportation
Change your driving habits. Drive the speed limit because increasing your speed also increases the fuel consumption by approximately 20%.
Acknowledge using public transportation
Find a carpool to help more carbon dioxide

from causing climate change and to start going
Maintain your vehicle
Turn off the air conditioner in your vehicles so you can avoid the additional energy from requiring which comes from the engine.
Without any doubt, green transportation has so many good effects for our environment. People should begin to realize that even small things matter.
At this moment, it is time to discuss about Conservation of

Water conservation refers to wisely reducing, controlling, maintaining and protecting the usage of water resources and it is also about water recycling
Main benefits of
Water conservation protects available drinking water resources
It decreases water pollution and at the same time, decreases health risks
It offers lower water costs
It manages the health of aquatic environment
saves energy and money
Some tips to conserve water
Only use your clothes washer and dishwasher when they are already full
Plant during fall where rainfall is more plentiful
Always monitor your water bill
It is better to water your lawn and garden in the morning or evening in which the temperature is cooler so that evaporation decreases
Shorten your shower a little bit
Upgrade older toilets with water efficient models
Tightly turn off faucets after each use
Do you want to wash your car and water your lawn at the same time? It's easy! You can wash your car upon the lawn
Fix broken leaks, faucets or pipes
Share these water conservation tips to others
It is the right time to introduce to you the

Green gardening means to provide community demands however, in the intervening time making the natural surroundings finer for future generations
Green Gardening is all about avoiding chemicals which have an adverse impact upon wildlife, removing pest and weed, being responsible when using water, preventing equipments with fossil fuels just as trimmers and leaf blowers, using native plants, reusing and re purposing items for your garden and so on
Green gardening can save your money and time, offer you nutritional benefits, enhance the environment and improve your diet.
Furthermore, green gardening can be a community builder, a tool for stronger family and development of each individual because green gardening are able to unite neighborhoods and put families happily together
gardening tips
Make a homemade insecticidal soap to eliminate the use of chemicals in your garden. Go to the link below to learn how to make your own homemade insecticidal soap

Build good and rich soil
Use water appropriately
Minimize use of pesticides or herbicides
Put plants that has a similar water needs together
Do not over water
Use organic fertilizers
Control weed by preventing weed seed from growing
Select the best plants
Use reusable shopping bags to avoid plastic bags
Since we already been informed that green gardening can provide us happiness, nutritional benefits, our needs and so forth, right now let's go to our next topic
Local Food
Did you know that eating local food have more advantages than eating preservative food from supermarket?
Here are the advantages of eating local
Most local food that are produced at a farmers' market has been picked within 24 hours with its original freshness and full flavor unlike in supermarket in which food may have been picked weeks or months before.
"Local food is food that is grown in a local area, supporting a local economy."

- Low Carbon Diet -
Local food can definitely reduce our carbon footprint, helping us to live a
lifestyle. It not only helps improve the environment, it also provide us fresher food that often accommodates more nutrients which is good for our health
Did you ever ask yourself about the food you are eating? Were you ever been curious about what pesticides were used or is the food genetically modified? These questions are in fact way too easier to answer if you choose to eat locally
You eat what's in season when you eat locally. During winter, cherries from the other side of the world, for example, are flavorless compared to the original taste of cherries from Farmers' Market or Vegetable and Fruit Market during summer
When you eat local foods, you can help save the environment from gas emissions and others. Further, eating locally reduces oil and gas used
By buying local food from Farmers' Market, you are able to keep your money flowing within the area surrounding you. Thereupon, this support your local economy
Be more conscious of what you eat because this may help you lower your weight and help your overall health. You can do this more often when you eat locally
Few tips on how you can support
Local Food
Local foods are usually comes from local farms that uses old tools and implements, contains less machinery, have large amount of labour, uses traditional farming with less chemicals, has more fresh products and produces organic foods. As a matter of fact, local food is very dissimilar to Commercial farms that produces food with the use of chemicals such as preservative food, uses modern methods to farm such as machines and has a small amount of labour
GMO means genetically modified organisms which can be defined as organisms that has been altered to provide characteristics that seem desirable. If local food is GMO- free, this means it is safe to eat and does not contains potential human health impacts and potential environmental impacts
Be a smart shopper and shop at Farmers' Markets
Choose restaurants that source locally
Look for food products that are labeled organic
Hopefully, we have clearly visualize that
Green Living
can supply numerous benefits to us and most importantly to our one and only earth's surroundings. So why not support Green Energy, Recycling, Green Transportation, Conservation of Water, Green Gardening and lastly, Healthy Local Food by following these helpful tips given. As more people support Green Living and smartly choose to live a green and sustainable lifestyle, we doubtlessly give the earth more chances on having a healthier and brighter future
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