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10 Easy Ways To Be Green

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3.† Use Less Energy

  • Turn off lights, computers, etc, whenever not in use.
  • Turn down your thermostat in winter: Just two degrees can save you six percent off heating costs.
  • Open your windows in summer and turn off your air conditioner.

4.† Use Less Gas

  • Just inflating your tires can save you one to two percent of your gas.
  • Driving 62 mph (100 km/h) versus 75 mph (120 km/h) will reduce fuel consumption by 15 percent.
  • Donít idle for more than one minute. Anything more than one minute and it would be more efficient to turn off your car, even in winter.
  • Being easy on the brakes and accelerator can save you 15 percent.

5.† Use Less Plastic (and More Glass & Wood)

  • Use reusable grocery bags. China will save 37 million barrels of oil each year because of their ban on plastic bags.
  • Use glass containers for storing your food. Your body will be happier because the chemical in plastics leaches into your food.

6.† Eat Local Whenever Possible

Local food eliminates the high environmental cost of transportation. Itís also fresher!

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).


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7:46AM PST on Jan 18, 2013

I do most of these, I am sharing this!

9:09PM PDT on May 21, 2012

good tips! i strive to live by them as much as possible and wish others did as well...

1:22PM PDT on May 15, 2012


12:38PM PDT on May 10, 2012

I struggle with the idea of going vegetarian due to having so many food issues and allergies. And food dislikes.

8:10PM PDT on May 8, 2012

Thank you!

8:10PM PDT on May 8, 2012

Thank you!

8:03PM PDT on May 8, 2012

Thank you!

7:32PM PDT on May 4, 2012

Creating a greener life is important in my life; I very much appreciate Randy's article. Let's make every day Earth Day.

6:18AM PDT on May 4, 2012

Great article . Thanks

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