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50 Realistic Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly Now

Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, protection, lifestyle )

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Here, we've compiled a guide packed with 50 so-easy ways to be more eco-friendly now--simple, clever, and just plain useful tips that any lazy activist can do!

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Alan` Lambert (91)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 9:02 am
Bookmarked list

. (0)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 9:27 am
Great, simple list. One more...find a dry cleaner that will bag your clothes instead of using plastic covering. These bags are returned with your next visit. I have saved pounds of plastic over the years.

Anne F. (17)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 10:09 am
Business as Usual is not good enough. If 'realisitic' and 'simple' don't mean transformative, these steps won't be enough. As consumers we can be frugal, As citizens we must insist on more change, As sentient beings we need to do all that we can to help other beings and to restore balance

Anne F. (17)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 10:13 am
It's too late for me to replace my incandescent light bulbs (BeenThereDoneThat) and low flow faucets (BTDT).

More seriously...< Use your laptop instead of a desktop while at home.
It runs on batteries, so it’ll save energy since it’s not always plugged in.>
Using battery power saves on the electricity bill (until you recharge them), not on 'energy'. Also, electricity that comes into your house and is distributed by wire has less solid waste residue than buying batteries, bringing them home, and then disposing of them properly.

pam w. (138)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 10:18 am
Good points, Anne!

June Bostock (50)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 10:27 am

Kit B. (276)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 10:36 am

I hope by now everyone knows all 50 and can check them off the list of things done.

Kamia T. (90)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 11:00 am
Bottom line. Consume less. Period. Most of my clothes are 5 or more years old, and I regularly only wear two pair of shoes, alternating them to air out. Almost everything I don't need any longer goes to a consignment store so someone else can enjoy it, and that's where I look for anything I do need. Not the most fashionable, but much simpler and environmentally friendly. Don't Dry Clean. Period. Even the newer chemicals destroy the ozone and the workers inside the plant have a 300% higher incidence of respiratory diseases.

Ted W. (108)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 11:23 am
Noted! Some good ideas!!! Thanks Cher! :)

Birgit W. (155)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 1:45 pm
Thanks. I agree with Kamia T.

Elizabeth M. (68)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 1:57 pm
Thank you for the list Cher. I follow almost all, with the exception of a more efficient vehicle( can't afford one right now). One thing I would like to mention is storing used batteries (the square type, usually D),they should not just be thrown in a box or bags, until you get to a recycling station. They should have a piece of black electricians tape across the two connectors on top.It has been know that when connectors touch each other, they start to warm up and I saw a picture of a house, that had a bag of batteries in bags ready for recycling. but they heated up and started a fire in the garage that spread to the house. I had never realized this.

Joanne Dixon (36)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 3:32 pm
You know all those things on this list that it says to recycle or double up or re-use, but you have never used them to begin with? Don't start. Dryer sheets are toxic to me at 50 feet, so I won't be re-using them any time soon.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 3:41 pm
Great tips.

S J. (128)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 5:45 pm
I learn some more tips, thanks Cher

Edgar Zuim (47)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 7:47 pm
Interesting list. It works.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (43)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 8:53 pm
Very good ideas. Thanks!

Lynn C. (94)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 10:05 pm
Good ideas. TY

Kathleen R. (192)
Monday April 21, 2014, 3:33 am
Noted. Some excellent ideas. Saved for follow up reading. Thanks Cher

Sylvie A. (188)
Monday April 21, 2014, 4:19 am
Merci pour ces précieuses informations.

Sara P. (73)
Monday April 21, 2014, 5:28 am
Thanks for sharing Cher.

Rehana VN (0)
Monday April 21, 2014, 7:32 am
Great! Thank you

Terre P. (0)
Monday April 21, 2014, 9:58 am
I agree with Anne's comments -- thanks, Anne. The only things I don't unplug (or turn off the surge protector) when I'm not actively using them are my refrigerator and my clock/radio. I've gotten some rebates from my utility company for decreasing my power usage -- that's a bonus for me for doing the right thing. 8-)

Brenda P. (227)
Monday April 21, 2014, 11:18 am

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Monday April 21, 2014, 11:59 am
Thanks for the tips

Dave C. (235)
Monday April 21, 2014, 2:45 pm
.....we need more people doing........

Arild Warud (173)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 2:29 am
TY Cher.
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