Monday, April 22, 2013
Happy Earth Day!
These only take a few minutes (or less) and cost nothing (most will save you $$)!
~Turn lights off when you leave a room.
~In the winter turn down the heat by two degrees.
~In the summer turn the AC up by two degrees.
~Drive the speed limit.
~Wash clothes in cold water.
~Use reusable bags
These take a little more time and cost a little more:
~Use your library! My library allows me not only to check out books, but magazines, movies, even video games.
~Buy local. Meat, veggies, clothes, ect.
~Buy second hand. Especially baby items, babies outgrow items so quickly that many times you can find items at a fraction of retail cost that have only been used a few times. Check out consignment mommies for seasonal consignment sales near you.
~Compost. Check out this post for a cheap idea on how to get started.
If you've got the time and money:
~Buy a fuel efficient car.
~When replacing appliances, buy the most energy efficient.
~Take public transportation or car pool.
~Buy organic. Clothes can be organic too!
There are SOOO much more, but I found these are a good starting point. Enjoy Earth Day!