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7 Easy Ways to Go Green in 2018!

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Going green doesn’t necessarily have to cost more money. To start with, here are seven easy things you can do as sustainable initiatives.

  • Unplug Things That Glow

Anything that glows after you turn it off continues to draw power, including LED (light-emitting diode) devices. All your appliances and gadgets such as the TV, cellphone charger, and printer could cause short circuits. Unplug these things from the wall sockets and plug them instead into power strips.

  • Let Your Grass Grow

Spending less time tending to your lawn actually makes it greener. The length of the grass creates more surface area to absorb sunlight, which in turn develops thicker turf and deeper roots. Hence, you won’t need to water as often.

  • Use The Dishwasher More than Washing By Hand

Contrary to popular belief, the dishwasher uses less water than most people who wash the dishes by hand. Also, avoid pre-rinsing the plates before putting them in the sink–this could waste up to 20 gallons of heated water per day.

  • Look For The Label

When replacing your old household appliances, choose a product with an Energy Star label, which guarantees that the item is energy-efficient.

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  • Support Local Farmers

Buying produce from local farmers means you’re not only getting the freshest foods possible, but you’re also saving energy. Most of the time, imported foods burn fossil fuels and promotes carbon emissions or pollution.

  • Take The 5-minute Shower

One of the best ways to go green is to treat water like a scarce resource. A way to do that is to take shorter showers.

  • Burn Calories, Not Fuel

Ride a bike or walk daily. Bicycles are affordable and easy to maintain. Also, you won’t have to spend on gas or parking, so you’ll save a lot. That way, you won’t be burning fuel–or burning a new hole in the ozone layer. Instead, you’ll be burning all those extra calories from your Noche Buena or Media Noche feast.

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