Top Ways To Make Your Home More Green-Friendly

In life, we are always trying to find ways to be more green-friendly. Not only is it essential to help the environment, but it’s also ideal to save money on bills. Here are some ways you can make your home more green-friendly.

Change bulbs to eco-friendly ones

One of the top ways to make your home more green-friendly is to change your light bulbs to eco-friendly ones. It’s an excellent way to help the environment and to save money on your electric bill. As this article reveals, by using bulbs such as fluorescent light bulbs, you will end up using only a quarter of the electricity of regular bulbs. They can last much longer too.

 

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Use green products

Another way you can make your home more eco-friendly is to use products which are green-friendly when cleaning your home. Check out how they have been created to ensure they do not harm the environment by polluting the air. You can also hire a cleaner to tidy your home who is green-friendly. There are many around such as http://betterlifemaids.com/, who will do green-friendly cleaning for your home.

Keep heating to a minimum

You should also be ensuring you make your home more green-friendly by keeping your heating to a minimum in your home. A lot of people have the heating on during the day when they are not home which is not necessary. It will just pollute the air, as well as causing you to have high bills. Therefore, set your heating, so it only comes on when you are in the home. You can also keep your heating to a minimum by keeping the doors shut in your house and windows closed to make your home warmer and more green-friendly. It will also reduce your high energy bill at the end of the quarter.

Reduce meat consumption

Another thing you can do to be more green-friendly is to reduce your meat consumption. You should be attempting to eat a broad range of foods in your home so that you can help the environment. There are so many delicious vegetarian dishes that you can try. We discuss here how you can even reduce the meat consumption of your pets by buying non-meat dog food at the supermarket.

 

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Use less water in the home

You should also consider how much water you are currently using in your home. You might be running the tap for ages waiting for the sink to fill up. But this means you are using vital water which could be being used in the environment. You could consider using a circulating water pump to ensure the water heats up very quickly. That way, you will end up saving so much water. Also, you should consider how long you currently take in the shower. If you find you are in there for a long time, it’s time to have a quicker shower or take a bath instead. Also, consider putting your clothes out to dry on a hanging line rather than always in the dryer, which will use up so much energy.

You know by following the above that you are doing your bit to help the environment by making your home greener.

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Pilot Bottle to Pen (B2P) Recycled Water Bottle Pen Review and Giveaway #Review #Giveaway #GoingGreen #B2P

 

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My husband and I are always using pens in our home. We have a drawer filled of them and unfortunately most are disposable. I hate just tossing them into the trash and would prefer to use refillable pens. I was contacted to review refillable gel pens made out of recycled bottles.

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Here is some information about the B2P Gel Roller Pens:

  • Made from 89% recycled content
  • Vibrant G2 Gel Ink for smooth, effortless writing
  • Meets ISO 14001 and 14021 standards
  • Available in vivid colors as well as black, blue and red ink.
  • Retractable and Refillable with G2 Refills

 

Bottle-2-Pen (B2P) is the world’s first pen made from recycled bottles.  Approximately 2.5 million plastic bottles enter landfills every hour in the United States, and comprise close to 50% of all recyclable waste. Pilot manufactures B2P gel ink pens from 89% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Pilot’s B2P pens write smoothly, have vibrant inks are and are 100% refillable. So you can write the next chapter for a cleaner planet with B2P.

 

I’m a fan of Pilot products, and their idea of recycling bottles into pens is awesome. I received a vivid multi color pack which includes Purple, Blue, Dark green, Light green and Pink. I also received a Red two pack. They are 0.7mm fine tip. I love the colors, they are very bright and the ink gives a unique personal look.  The look of the pens is very cool, looks just like a water bottle with the ridges and all. The pen fits nicely in my hand, has a nice grip to it and is very comfortable to write with. The ink comes out nice and smooth and doesn’t smear.

 

 

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These pens are refillable and take the standard G2 refills with any color you would like, and are easy to find at a store near you (they had them at my local Publix and Target).

 

Click here to see the different B2P that are offered, and to order. 

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***I was given a product in exchange for my honest opinion. This review is based on my experience with the product. I am not affiliated with the company and everything in this review is my opinion.

Marijean

My name is Marijean, I live in Sunny FL with my wonderful husband and 2 children. I love Disney, Coffee and Blogging :)

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Earth Day Coloring Page #EarthDay

 

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Your kids will love this fun Earth Day themed printable! It’s an interactive search for items that should be recycled or resold rather than put into the landfill. It’s done by artist Robyn Frank for Krrb!

 

 

Click here for ideas on how to get involved for Earth Day!

 

 

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5 Activities To Do With Your Children On Earth Day! #EarthDay

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What is Earth Day?

Earth Day was started in 1970 by a man named John Mc Connell from the United States. It was originally held on the annual celebration of the March Equinox and still is by many people. However, it is generally celebrated on April 22. Earth day is now celebrated worldwide.

 

Here are 5 ways you and your children can celebrate Earth Day! 

 

Make a 3D Earth Day Paper Craft: This is very easy and your kids will have a great time making it. Please click here to check out how to make this craft.

Plant some new flowers: Have your children pick out some pretty flowers for the front of your home or for the back yard. Help them plant the flowers and discuss with them how important flowers are to the Earth.

Have your children help clean up a park or playground: Grab some bags and head out to the nearest park or playground and help clean up! Make it a game and see how much recyclables and/or trash your children can help clean up. Then they can have some fun on the playground or run around at the park!

Walk or take your bike instead of the bus or car: Bike or walk with your children to school on Earth Day. Discuss on your walk or bike ride about the pollutants that come from vehicles and how they are bad for the environment.

Start a Home Compost: Leftovers and food waste can be used to provide nutrient rich fertilizer for a sustainable garden. Learn everything you need to know about composting with GEF’s Gardening Resources and build your own compost bin.

 

Please comment below on how you will be celebrating Earth Day!

 

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St. John’s Town Center Goes Green on Earth Day, April 22nd! @StJohnsTownCtr #Earthday

 

 

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Cheers to planet Earth! Earth Day is Friday, April 22, and St. Johns Town Center plans to celebrate our planet in a big way by showcasing its current sustainability programs, hosting educational demonstrations and offering exciting giveaways throughout the day. 

In honor of Earth Day, the Dick’s Sporting Goods courtyard will be transformed into an environmental fair complete with demonstrations and information from groups including The YMCA and UNF Public Health Department. Eastcoast Land Care will give away 100 trees to patrons interested in planting to commemorate the special event.

While Earth Day is celebrated only one day, St. Johns Town Center celebrates and supports sustainable living year round! Most recently, two electric vehicle charging stations have been installed on the property behind Jos. A. Bank store on Midtown Parkway.  Shoppers are able to “pull up and plug in” their vehicles at the charging station while they enjoy time at the mall. The center has also added free Tesla charging stations behind the Tesla store. 

Additionally, the Shop Shuttlebug, which runs on an electric battery, transports shoppers from surrounding parking lots to their shopping destination on property. The 15-passenger Moto Electric Vehicle shuttle operates Fridays and Saturdays from 12 – 9 p.m. and Sundays from 12 – 6 p.m. The center recently added drinking fountains with bottle refill stations to the Wolfson’s play area, restroom next to Starbucks and in the park green, where misters can also be found. The center also offers cardboard recycling for tenants and recycling bins located throughout the property for everyday use. Even the landscaping at St. Johns Town Center is green! Drought-tolerant plants that require less water decorate the property, and plants are fertilized organically. Guests also have access to twelve bike racks, which can be found throughout the property, and paperless hand dryers in common-area restrooms. 

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“We want to reinforce our enthusiasm for going green and encourage our shoppers to do the same,” said Valerie Beaubrun, General Manager at St. Johns Town Center. “With all of our upcoming and existing eco-friendly initiatives, we are making it possible for even more people to make a positive difference when it comes to the environment.

About St. Johns Town Center 

St. Johns Town Center is Jacksonville’s newest and most-talked-about shopping destination with over 16 million visitors each year. Guests can shop, dine, live and entertain in a beautifully designed lifestyle center that offers 1.4 million square feet of unique shopping and dining including many new stores they won’t find anywhere else in Jacksonville. St. Johns Town Center features 11 anchor stores and more than 175 brand name specialty stores. Relax and enjoy the Park Green and Luxury Courtyard, attend community events, or dine at one of our fine restaurants.

For the latest information, please visit www.StJohnsTownCenter.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Foursquare at @StJohnsTownCtr

 

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My name is Marijean, I live in Sunny FL with my wonderful husband and 2 children. I love Disney, Coffee and Blogging :)

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