Hey, happy Friday. Last week we celebrated Earth Day as a reminder to everyone how important it is to protect our resources. Well, today is Arbor Day, so in honor to take care of our trees, I have some simple tips that will not only help the planet, but also your pocket-book!
Did you know that indoor air pollutants are up 100X higher than outside? Yuk! Time to open up some windows! Better indoor air quality keeps the heat & a/c components from dirt & debris.
So keep your systems up to date. Regular heating & a/c tune-ups can save you up to 30% on your energy bills. Upgrading your heat & air systems can save you a whopping 50% on your energy bills! Also, just turning your a/c up by 2º degrees can save energy by 12%!
Now, most of us are already familiar with recycling, per in many states in the U.S. it is now mandatory. But, did you also know, that recycling just ONE plastic bottle can conserve enough energy to light a 60W light bulb for at least 6 hrs? Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 trees & 7000 gallons of water! Trees provide vital protection for the Earth’s topsoil from erosion, oxygen, and homes for wildlife. They are also a renewable resource that provides a variety of materials for building, fuel & office supplies. If we could increase our recycling rate from 35% to 75%, it could create 1.5 million permanent new jobs! Show me the money! If you’re not recycling, that should be enough motivation to inspire you to start…& for others, to take your recycling up a notch!
Buying only bottled water, should be avoided as much as possible, per it can be expensive. If you do purchase, make sure you are properly disposing it by recycling! Otherwise, they will just add to the landfills causing more waste. Buying a home water filter, & also investing in a portable filtered thermos, will save you more money in the long run. Also, try to invest in more natural foods & natural cleaners for your home. Looking for items without the extra additives & extra chemicals, will cut down on the toxicity levels you inhale & ingest, which can save you & your family’s health…which is priceless!
I hope you’ve enjoyed these simple tips that can not only help you individually, but our planet as a whole…& as you know, we’re in this together!😊
Now, do YOU Recycle? Please share any suggestions you have to Go green or what you are doing to personally contribute.