Green Living Tips for the Winter Months

Posted on July 2, 2016 By

To live green is to be conscious of one’s impact on energy and natural resources and making choices to minimize that impact. Those choices are not necessarily the same for every season of the year. There are specific things that you can do during each season to save energy and conserve natural resources. As we are fast approaching winter, it is time to look at what we can do to keep our year-round green living going.

An Energy-Efficient Home

Did you know that 40 to 70 percent of a home’s energy is wasted? That is 40 to 70 percent is wasted IF the proper steps aren’t taken to mitigate day-to-day energy loss. To keep your energy use AND your energy bill down and to keep your home warm and cozy for the winter, follow these steps (if applicable):

  • Caulk the small spaces around windows, wires, and pipes entering the house to prevent cold air from coming in.
  • Cover your window air conditioning unit inside and out to protect the unit itself and to keep the cold air from coming into the house.
  • Clean or change your furnace filter once a month during the winter. Additionally, if you

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List of Habits Causing Environmental Damage Unknowingly

Posted on June 23, 2016 By

Switched on Lights: I’m sure that your dad or mom has told you over a million times to switch off your lights. They are pretty much right. Not only does switched on lights increase your electricity bill, but it also increases emissions harmful for the environment.

Kettle boiling: More often than not, we end up boiling more water than we actually require thus leading to more use of electricity and cause damage to the environment adversely. You can always use a much more energy efficient boiler and save on energy.

Farmed Meat: This is for those folks who aren’t exactly vegan in nature. The farmed meat industry is regarded as one of the most environment damaging industries around. These industries processing the meat span across several acres of vegetative land which is eventually destroyed to erect the factories.

Commuting: It is very much obvious, the more you commute, the more vehicles you require and thus the more pollution it causes. Fuel economy is on the rise and somewhere down the road; we will run out of fossil fuels. To add to that misery we probably would have destroyed our environment too. We need to

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