5 Eco-Friendly Green Living Tips That Save Money

 

5 Eco-Friendly Green Living Tips That Save Money

By Guest Author: Evita Knutson from @financeport

Green living symbolises a way of life that contributes to a greener environment, thereby saving the planet and natural resources. Switching to eco-friendly products, it not only saves money but also reduces pollution. This helps to achieve green living and a healthy lifestyle.

The following are some benefits of going green.

  • Reduces environmental pollution
  • Preserves natural resources
  • Recycling waste
  • Forest and wildlife conservation
  • Helps in maintaining ecological balance
  • Reduces waste

 

Green living tips:

1. Fluorescent bulbs: Replace incandescent bulbs with fluorescent bulbs which can save you money. These bulbs produce less heat as they ply with neon gas. When compared to incandescent bulbs, fluorescent bulbs are 65% cheaper and provide same brightness as that of regular bulbs.

  • These bulbs last for long period. The lifetime of these bulbs is 6 times better when compared to regular bulbs
  • It decreases the amount of carbon emissions. Research says that one CFL bulb can reduce tons of carbon emissions during its lifetime
  • These bulbs are versatile. They are available in different shapes and sizes. You can use them as fixed light fixtures, table lamps, track lighting and so on.

 

2. Install low faucet aerators and showerheads: Replace faucets and showerheads with low-water flow versions which not only save money but also reduce the water consumption. You can save nearly eight gallons of water per day. This helps you save energy and ultimately helps to reduce the cost of your utility bills.

  • The cost of faucet aerators and showerheads are very low. Make a smart investment which also saves you money.
  • These faucets add oxygen to the water which helps in maintaining healthy skin and body.
  • They reduce water consumption and saves the amount of energy that is required to heat water.

 

3. Skip bottled water:Bottle water is more expensive when compared to tap water. Plastic water is not good for health. Most people prefer bottled water for its taste. You can even improve the taste of tap water by installing water filters.

  • Tap water will be regulated by the environmental protection agency.
  • Research says that nearly 1.5 million of plastic bottles go into landfills every year. It takes several years to degrade plastic.
  • Avoid drinking bottle water which not only save the environment but also improve your health condition.

 

4. Homemade cleaning products: You can make effective cleaning products at home by using natural chemicals which are free from pollution. You can prepare non-toxic cleaning products using simple ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, lemon.

  • Making your own cleaning products will save you time and money.
  • White vinegar can be used for cleaning, it removes stains and can work as a disinfectant. The natural chemicals in white vinegar also purify the air, contributing to a green environment.

 

5. Rechargeable batteries:Batteries are made from toxic metals like nickel, cadmium, lead and mercury. Throwing batteries into the trash can pollute the ground water and releases harmful gases into the atmosphere.

  • Rechargeable batteries will save your money as they offer great durability.
  • Though they are expensive, you can use them repeatedly. By this way you can protect the environment.
  • Using these stored battery power you can operate portable devices and electrical appliances.

 

About the Guest Author:
 My name is Evita.  I am a tech and finance writer from the UK. Catch me @financeport

 

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Reply to comment | EcoProach | Sunnydale, CA

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These are really good tips, I wish everyone of us could follow these tips and make our environment more clear and better, also it saves money.

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