[sniplet tweetright] Okay, let’s get straight down to business. You want to save the planet, I want to save the planet. All things being equal, so does just about everyone else.
Problem is, all things aren’t equal. Sometimes it seems like being eco-friendly is nothing but hard work and money. Have you heard how much those solar panel systems cost? Do you know how long it would take to install brand-new attic insulation? Serious environmentalists know the benefits of these things, but many regular people are put off by the apparent cost of entry into green-hood.
In this article, we’re going to set some things straight and show you how everyone can find some ways to go green. Yes, even people who are really busy and don’t like spending money can help. These tips will not only make you more eco-friendly, they’ll also save you a collective $600+ every year. And they won’t take long to do, either.
Here are 5 simple eco-tips that will save your time, money, and planet:
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[sniplet tweetleft]Recycling is many people’s first step into being green.
In fact, more people are recycling than are doing just about anything else for our environment. But is it worth all of the fuss?
A lot of people know that some recycled items just end up in landfills anyway. It’s can be expensive to buy items with recycled content, and it’s a pain to sort all of the recycled stuff. What gets recycled, what doesn’t? Is it even possible to recycle enough to be worth it?
On the other hand, why not recycle? Every little bit helps! It’s really easy to do, and a lot of the things that you can’t recycle can be reused. If you’re lucky, your township or municipality will even pick up your recycling for you without charging a dime. All you have to do is stick glass, plastics, and metals into a bin and take it to the curb.
So what’s the real deal. Is recycling worth it?
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[sniplet diggright][sniplet tweetright]I get a lot of questions these days about going green. Some of them have merit, others are pretty silly. One of the most common, though, is a simple question that’s actually really tough to answer:
Why should I care about the environment?
I know some of you are thinking “Now wait a minute, that question is easy to answer, there are a bunch of reasons to care…” — and you’re right, there are a bunch of easy answers to that question. I mean, why wouldn’t you want to save the environment?
The problem is that this question doesn’t come from people who already love organic foods, recycling, and driving hybrid cars. This question is coming from those of you who don’t have the extra money to spend buying organic products, or don’t see a big benefit from recycling, or don’t want to give up driving a sports car in favor of a Prius.
Believe it or not, there are still really good reasons to care about the environment — even if you don’t consider yourself an environmentalist. Here are 12 simple reasons everyone should care about the environment, no matter who you are:
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Everyone needs to work – in some way or another. And most people have a commute. According to NPR, the average commute in the US is 25 minutes! That’s a whole lot of time just to get to and from work.
I’ve recently given up my 45-60 min commute for a 0 minute commute, but I acutely remember how awful it can be. Whether you drive, walk, bike, or take public transportation to work, try to change up your routine a bit and see if you can at least decrease your negative impact on the earth.
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Hello, and welcome to ecosimply!
Yes, we know, we’ve launched yet another website about going green and saving the environment. But we’re different, we promise.
At ecosimply, we’re about going green in a way that is realistic. We believe the fastest way to save the environment, the planet, human life, etc… is not to ditch all of the things that make us human and join back with the apes, but to embrace our society, with all of its characteristics, and work with our flaws to get things done in a way that will have the biggest immediate impact.
Let me give an example:
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