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Simple Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly

Simple Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly

If you’re looking for simple ways to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, below are 5 things to consider:

Use Less Paper: Over forty percent of municipal solid waste still consists of paper products, which is causing the destruction of millions of trees each year. We’re in a digital age where you most likely have a smartphone, computer (or two) and possibly a tablet. So, instead of taking notes on paper, do it on a device; instead of paying bills via the mail, do it electronically; instead of printing out concert, movie, or airline tickets, download them to your phone.  Also, for the paper you have to use, be sure to recycle it.  By recycling one ton of paper, we save over 20 mature trees!

Plant trees:  Two mature trees can provide enough oxygen for a family of four so why not plant trees!  Not only do they give off oxygen, they also provide shade, help prevent erosion, provided a habitat for our wildlife, and beautify the surroundings. Also, when a loved one passes, or if you’re pre-planning your memorial, consider using The Living Urn to grow a memory tree. This revolutionary new bio urn and planting system comes with everything you need to grow a tree from ashes and allows you to remain eco-friendly after death and give back to future generations. The alternative of being buried in a cemetery, consumes precious land, wood, metal and other resources.

Reduce Home Energy Usage:  As a start, it’s a good idea to simply lower your thermostat a few degrees in the winter months and increase it in the summer months. Other easy things to do around the house are to wash more clothes on cold instead of warm or hot, unplug appliances that aren’t being used, and be sure to turn off lights after leaving a room. Also, consider changing your light bulbs to energy efficient bulbs. Not only will these simple ways to reduce home energy consumption help the environment, but you’ll also save money too.

Lessen Water Waste: Consider installing a low flow showerhead and taking shorter showers.  Also, using a filter on your tap water is a good idea instead of buying bottled water.

Buy One Less Thing a Month: The more we buy, more “stuff” eventually accumulates in our landfills, in rivers and cluttering our homes.

Making these simple eco-friendly changes can truly help the environment and also save you money!  Join us as we strive to leave a world that our future generations can enjoy.

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