21 Apr 17
10 Super Easy Ways To Help Save The Planet
2. Recycle. There are so many ways you can help reduce pollution just by putting that soda can in a recycle bin. When shopping, pick the one with the least packaging. At the office, re-use printed paper on the other side as scrap or doodle paper.
3. Make your home more energy efficient (and save money). Clean your air filters so your system doesn’t have to work overtime. Change your light bulbs. Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) last 10 times longer than a standard bulb and use at least two-thirds less energy. Purchase ENERGY STAR products, which have met EPA and U.S. Department of Energy guidelines for energy efficiency. Set a programmable thermostat. It will automatically adjust the heat or the air-conditioning to match your daily patterns. You won’t waste energy while your home is empty, and you won’t have to remember to turn the thermostat up or down.
5. Skip red meat once a week. Meat production―especially in mass-produced beef―is extremely resource-intensive. It can take seven or more pounds of grain to produce one pound of beef, and livestock consumes 70 percent of America’s grain. Eat less of it and choose pasture-fed, sustainably raised beef whenever you can. If you alone gave it up once every seven days, you would save the 840 gallons of fresh water it takes to produce a single serving.
6. Clean up your dishwashing liquid. Switch to a dishwashing powder or liquid that’s biodegradable and plant-based. These cleansers cut through grime, but they do it without the bleach and phosphates that threaten river and marine life and leave chemical residue on your dishes.
7. Reuse everything. Change your mind-set and think twice before throwing anything out. Resealable plastic bags that held carrots today can hold crayons tomorrow.
8. Donate old cell phones. About 130 million mobile phones are retired every year, resulting in more than 65,000 tons of waste―including potentially hazardous materials, such as lead and mercury. Recycle yours with Call2Recycle.org (log on to find a drop-off location near you) or programs like collectivegood.com (a clearinghouse for nonprofit phone-recycling efforts) to benefit groups such as the American Red Cross.
Can you think of any other ways to be environmentally friendly? Here’s one more – purchase products that are made of eco-friendly materials and sources, like RUMI X and do your part in helping making a difference 🙂