Guest Post – Going Green Day by Day

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What Does It Take to Go Green Day by Day?

By now, we are all more than familiar with the importance of going green, but what does it mean to your daily life? If you truly want to begin to make a difference and reduce your carbon footprint, here are a few important ideas to lend a helping hand to the environment each and every day: · Start composting! Did you know that you can do something as simple as reusing your coffee grounds in your garden to recycle and compost? Coffee grounds are highly beneficial because they are acidic to promote healthy plant growth, and it is also a quick and helpful way to reduce landfill waste.

Stop running your faucets. When you start to pay attention to how often you leave water running, you may be surprised at how much water you are wasting each and every day. Make it a priority to turn off water any time that you are not using it, and only run your dishwasher when it is completely full.

Stop smoking. Not only is quitting smoking great for your health, but it also reduces air pollution due to second-hand smoke. When you quit smoking, you will protect you and your family’s health for the long run.

Eat more locally grown, organic foods. Foods that are not grown organically cause serious pollution, and in many areas, tropical rain forests are cut down to raise cattle. You can make a long-term difference by eating locally grown foods that are also organic, as well as reducing how much meat that you eat. As an added bonus, this will also greatly improve your health!

Regulate your thermostat. By raising your thermostat in the hot summer months and lowering your thermostat slightly in the winter, you will save energy all year long. This will also help to reduce overall pollution, so turn on the fans in the summer and wear an additional sweater in the winter to protect the environment.

Use alternate transportation. Interestingly enough, when you start to bicycle, walk, or even take a carpool, you will seriously reduce pollution and waste. On top of that, when you use alternative methods like walking or bicycling, you will also be able to naturally burn extra calories within your day to lose weight! You may have noticed a common theme with all of the eco-friendly tips above. Once you start giving back to protect the environment, you will also automatically protect your health and even lose weight while you’re at it. Win-win! Bethany Ramos is a full-time freelance writer that co-owns her own business, The Coffee Bump.

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Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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  1. blueviolet says:

    I turn my thermostat down during the nighttime hours during the winter, but in the summer I have had to leave it constant because the bedrooms are on the upper floors and take the full heat of the sun all day. There's no way not to be miserable unless the air is going!

    I do like walking instead of driving sometimes too!