Earth Day reminds us of our responsibility to take care of the environment that has been given to us. Going green is not only good for the planet, it’s good for your health too. Most people have a misconception that “eco-friendly” means expensive. However, the examples below will actually SAVE you money in the long run! We all want that, right?
Here are a few small changes that you can start making:
1) Lower the thermostat in your home by 2 degrees.
2) Buy a reusable BPA water bottle and refill it with filtered water instead of buying bottled water. (I recommend Shaklee Get Clean Water pitcher. It’s the only purifying pitcher that gets lead out of water. It filters more than 5,000 8 oz. glasses and saves more than 2,400 plastic bottles from the landfill).
3) Switch the light bulbs in your home to compact fluorescent bulbs.
4) Carpool! Save gas money by splitting it with friends and reduce the amount of pollution going into the air. Even better….ride your bike or walk to work or to the grocery store if it’s close enough to your home.
5) Wash 2 fewer loads of clothes and one fewer load of dishes a week and save up to 4,500 gallons of water per year.
6) A leaky toilet can waste up to 73,000 gallons of water a year. Repair your toilet and save on your water bill and 1,000 of gallons of water.
7) Use Shaklee Basic H for all-purpose, non-toxic and safe cleaning of windows, mirrors, degreasing, floors, tubs, showers, bathrooms, you name it! It comes in a 16 oz bottle of concentrate and creates 48 gallons of safe, powerful cleaner. Just one bottle is $12.15 and is the equivalent of 5,824 bottles of 26oz Windex.
8) Use reusable plastic containers for packing lunches and snacks instead of disposable plastic bags.
9) Unplug appliances and electronics if you are not using them.
10) Recycle your junk mail and old magazines.