WELCOME TO MY BLOG WHERE GOING GREEN SAVES MONEY AS WELL IS THE ENVIRONMENT. SAVING OUR ENVIRONMENT WILL HELP US LIVE HEALTHIER LIVES AS WELL AS SAVING OUR PLANET FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.
THERE ARE MANY SIMPLE THINGS WE CAN AL DO TO PRESERVE OUR PLANET AND STOP THE POLLUTION. IT TAKES A SMALL AMOUNT OF EFFORT TO REVIEVE A LARGE ONE EIN RETURN.
THAT IS WHY I NAMED THIS BLOG, JOIN IN AND GO GREEN. TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
WALKING OR BIKING TO WORK REDUCES THE STRAIN ON THE ENVIRONMENT. CUTTING BACK ON DRIVING NOT ONLY REDUCES OUR COUNTRIES DEPENDENCE ON CRUDE OIL BUT ALSO REDUCES OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT. IT ALSO HELPS REDUCES AIR POLLUTION.
INSTALL A PROGRAMABLE THERMOSTAT TO CONTROL THE TEMPERATURE IN YOUR HOME. IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY TURN THE TEMPERATURE DOWN AT NIGHT,
IT WILL SAVE YO MONEY ON YOUR ELECTRIC BILL BY BEING ORE EFFICIENT AND THEN CONTROLLING THE TEMPERATURE YOU WANT IT TO BE.
BY SAVING ENERGY YOU ARE HELPING SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT, ANOTHER STEP IN "GOING GREEN".
WEAR YOUR BLUE JEANS THREE TIMES BEFORE WASHING THEM UNLESS YOU GOTTEN THEM DISGUSTINGLY DIRTY FOR SOME REASON.
THE UNTIED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM CRUNCHED THE NUMBERS AND DISCOVERED YOU CAN CONSUME UP TO 5 TIMES LESS ENERGY BY WEARING YOUR JEANS 3 TIMES , WASHING THEM IN COLD WATER AND SKIPPING THE DRYER OR THE IRON.
RECYCLE and help save our environment. Recycle in your local community. Plastic, cardboard, newspaper, and other paper, just to name a few are things that can be recyled and used over again in a different capacity, therfore saving our earth's natural resources and also preventing pollution to our earth through poisons that are polluting our earth and underground streams through our landfills.
Many places such as where I live, the cities provide recyling cans for you. I pay no charge for this pick up service. Other places have recycling centers where you can drop off items that can be recycled.
Every item recycled is an item that does not end up in a landfill. This helps save our earth, our environment and our under gound streams from pollution.
Please help take this small step of recycling, to help save our earth.
God only gave us one earth planet, I don't believe he will be making another one any time soon.
The water sense label is a cetification mark backed by the credibility of the U. S.Environmental Protection (EPA), identifying a water-efficient product, a new home or program that meets criteria for water efficiency and performance on the environment.
Water Sense also recongnizes service programs that meet water specifications by incorporating a strong water efficiency component.
I am sure many of you have heard of Energy Star Rated appliances, and most of you have already heard of the Energy Star Label. Most likely alot of you already are using energy star rated light bulbs.
So I thought I would share with you exactly what that means, and just how much savings using energy star appliances can save you financially as well as saving energy which in turns saves or environment.
Sponsored by the EPA, and the Department of Energy, the energy star program rates products from light bulbs to kitchen appliances. Energy Star labels guarantees that products are energy efficient. For example, a battery charger labeled with the energy star logo wll use 35 percent less energy then a standard one. You may even be eligible for a tax credit when you purchase an energy star product. A household with energy star prouducts uses about 30% less energy then the average household, an annual saving of about $570.00.
BRRRRRR - It's cold - Change or replace those weather strips
Well it's that time of year and the temperature has plumeted. But the concept is the same in any extreme temperatures, either hot or cold. The weather strip on your door will keep cold air out, and your heating inside.
Same in the summer it will keep the heat from the hot scorching summer sun out, and your air conditioning inside. So make sure your weather strip is in good condition and if not change it or replace it. As the photo shows we needed to replace ours this year.
Energy usage is one of the things addressed in "Going Green". Heating and Air Conditioning are one of things that have the biggest energy consumption. SAVE ENERGY, SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT, AND SAVE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have found Mother Nature a great help in saving on heating and air conditioning bills. It's a simple and quick savings. I have changed to the wide levered blinds. They come in many different colors. I have found that by opening the blinds, I ususally warm up a room by about 3 degrees, on a bright sunny day.
Even up to 5 degrees if I pull the shade itself up. I do this in my bedroom since I have a privacy fence up on that side of my house.
In the summer, I keep the blinds closed, and you block the sun, and keep the room cooler. Mother Nature helps you just by inviting it in your home in the winter, and taking back the invitation in the summer.
In the hot dry w eather, you might notice your grass along with alot of your neighbors are all dried up and all burnt. Seems like the whole neighborhood has brown lawns. Most people cut their lawns way too short, usually maybe an inch and a half to 2 inches. When in reality, you should keep your lawn, three to four inches long. This will shade the roots from the extreme heat and sun, and therefore it will also require less water, making it eco-friendly as well. It will also keep your lawn green and alive with less water.
SO KEEP IT LONG, AND KEEP IT ALIVE EVEN IN A VERY HOT DRY SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!
HOMEMADE WINDOW AWNINGS PROVIDES SHADE AND SAVES ON AIR CONDITIONING
As old fashioned as these my seem, they still do the job, they were used quite frequently back in the days before air conditioning became common.
Before air conditioning became popular, window and door awnings were quite popular to shade the windows and doors from the sun. The ones pictured are homemade, but still do the job quite well.
However, when air conditioning became common place, awnings seem to have all but disappeared. However, what most people do not understand is that awnings still provide the same shade as they did many years ago. Now they can help save you substainally on your electric bill by providing shade from the sun.
The one pictured here we made ourselves with canvas material. The only complaint I have is I wish I had even more of them. This one is made to be able to be taken down in the winter, for that is when I open the blinds and let the sun in the window to help cut down on the heating bill.
Here is something I found to be absolutely fabulous. I use this SOLAR FAN in my greenhouse. I tilt the solar panel upward and of course in the greenhouse it gets sun from all sides. It is healthy for the plants to have air circulation, so it comes on when the sun comes out. I found this online and ordered it.
I think it is going to be exciting to see how technology progresses and more and more solar and wind powered things are developed. It saves you money and it saves the environment.
RAIN BARREL - CONSERVE WATER - SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT
When I first saw a rain barrel, it immediatlely interested me. Again another concept where Mother Nature is there for us for the asking. I live in the city limits, so I have metered water and have to pay for it's usage. But even if you are on well water, it still takes electricity to pump that water, so it still SAVES YOU MONEY.
But it also saves our environment. As the pictures will show you the barrel his hooked up to the rain gutter on our shed. When it rains the rain water goes into the barrel. I use this water to water the plants and trees in my yard as well as in my little green house. I also use it to water my vegetable garden in the summer. Just another way of going green!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And another way of saving money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!