How to go green: The latest trend in the hip science world is to go green. This means to be as environmentally friendly as possible in order to save energy and protect the earth.
There are hundreds of ways to go green and save the planet one day at a time. Going green includes many aspects of your lifestyle including water use, energy, toxic exposure, waste, food, and transportation. The small changes made by you, can eventually make a BIG difference. Many people have even started to build completely green homes. They have solar power throughout the whole house, have water savers installed, use environmentally friendly paints, and other house-building materials. If you want to go green, the best place to start is in your very own room. Make your little world green in order to one day make the whole world green.
Here are some ideas to start converting your room into a GREEN room:
Start by adding a recycle bin next to your trash can. Be sure to recycle all objects that are recyclable in your state. This is an incredibly environmentally friendly task to perform.
Change all your old light bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL), these light bulbs save tons of energy, therefore saving money too! If every American home replaced just one light bulb with an Energy Star qualified bulb, there would be enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year and save more than $600 million in annual energy costs!!!
In your bathroom, be sure to start taking shorter showers to save water and money. Also, you may want to install a low-flow showerhead to decrease the amount of water that is used during your shower.
When you clean your room, try not to use toxic house cleaners that can danger the environment. Instead, use everyday ingredients to make your own cleaners such as hand soap, water, baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice.
On your desk in your room make a folder called “scrap paper” whenever you need a piece of paper it is best to use the back of an old flyer in order to recycle and kill less trees. Also, printing on the front and the back of a page is a great way to save energy!
If you are planning to revamp your room, make sure to use paints without volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs create smog and are environmentally harmful. You can purchase paints that contain low- or zero-VOCs.
Follow these easy steps and you are on your way to becoming GREEN!