How to “Go Green”


We all want to “Go Green” and live in a healthy environment. I never thought it could make a big difference but my mindset has been altered and below are some reasons why a small change will makes a big difference. Please attempt these because it is true – one person can change the world.

  • Fireplace
    • Keep your fireplace damper closed unless a fire is going. An open fireplace can allow up to 10% of your home’s heat escape.
  • Public Transportation
    • Try and take public transportation as much as possible. The reason is because each year, public transportation saves about 1.4 Billion gallons of gas.
  • Rechargeable Batteries
    • Every year over 3 Billion batteries are sold. After usage, most end up in landfills. Rechargeable batteries don’t allow for that because you can re-use them!
  • RecycleLandfill Denver Arapahoe Disposal
    • So much waste is sent to landfills every year that it can cover the state of Pennsylvania. If you recycle, that amount can be reduced by 75%!
  • Light Bulb
    • If each home changed only 5 light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs, over 1 Trillion pounds of greenhouse gases would be kept out of the air.
  • Brushing your teeth
    • Turning off the tap while you’re brushing your teeth can save over 5 Gallons of water per day. This change could add up to 1.4 Billion gallons per lifetime.
  • Bottled Water
    • Over 60 Million plastic water bottles are thrown away every day. Recycle your empty bottles or refill them.
  • Trash
    • The average home throws out over 90,000 pounds of trash in a lifetime. Do your best to Reduce – Reuse – Recycle.
  • Electronics
    • If you’re not using your old or broken electronics, give them back. Many companies including Apple and Microsoft will be happy to recycle them for you.
    • These companies will not “fix” the electronics and re-sell them. They will destroy it properly and use the compounds to recreate other newer and faster technologies.
    • Don’t be part of the problem by throwing them out.

You can make a difference. Good Luck!

(If you want to know how to “Go Green” at work, click here)


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