How can you Take Small Steps Towards Going Green?

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 8:02am.

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Going green at home is a huge transition. However, you don't have to turn off your electricity, get solar panels and go completely off the grid to go green. You can take baby steps with a few small changes to make your home more environmentally-friendly. Here are a few of the small changes you can implement quickly and easily.

Water Preservation

Something as simple as turning the faucet off when you are brushing your teeth can save more water than you might imagine. If you brush your teeth for two minutes at a time, you could save as much as five gallons of water each time. That adds up to over 1,800 gallons per year.

Another way you can conserve water is through the right faucets and shower heads. An innovative faucet may allow you to save as much as 876 gallons of water per year, per person. Some use 15% less water than other models without costing you any water pressure.

A WaterSense showerhead can also make a big difference. This could save as much as 3,650 gallons of water per year by using less water when you shower.

Saving Energy

There are many ways you can save energy around the house, as well. You can air dry clothing instead of using a dryer and when you replace your appliances, you can get energy-efficient appliances.

Another great way to save energy is to fill the cracks throughout your home. Sometimes, your doors and windows have cracks that let cool air out and warm air in, which cause you to spend more for energy than necessary.

Re-Purpose When Possible

Re-purposing items is another great way to go green easily. You can use your craft skills to make old stuff look new or turn something you buy used into something amazing. You can also recycle glass, cardboard and plastic to help the environment.

These are just a few small steps you can take to go green at home without changing your entire lifestyle. There are many other things you can do, but start with one or two changes and go from there.

Kris Lindahl
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