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So while hearing all this talk about "saving the earth", you realize: no one ever really told you how to be green and help out a little. Here's how.

(man i really wanna go there!)
 
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Step 1: Turn off the lights!!!

This is a GREAT way to save energy and money. When you walk out of a room, just flip the switch (if theres no one else in there) and BAM! You just saved the world. It's like your jack bauer, but better.

Step 2: Use energy efficient bulbs!

Using energy efficient bulbs saves energy and money. So, its good for earth and good for you. If you can't afford to buy them, just refer to step one. You can make a sun jar (search) and have a cool lantern that charges in the sun. Solar this are good too, there's lots of instructables on using solar panels for energy. There's even one on charging battery's with solar panels! Make sure you use rechargeables. (so if oyu use that to recharge the batteries you use in your MintyBoost! charger...then you get energy free...if my calculations are correct.) Next step!

Step 3: Bring your own bags.

When you go to the supermarket, bring your own bag. At my Shoprite, they have them for 99 cents, so i bought one. All you have to do is bring it in and put your groceries in it at the check out. Cool, right? Just one more way to be green.

Step 4: Reuse!

Reuse your plastic bottles! Put money in them, and convert it into a high-tech 24-hour home banking ATM. You can make it a cheapo vase for flowers by cutting the top off, make rockets, and all kinds of stuff! Fun, huh?

Step 5: Recycle!

In my township, you can have a bag of bottles, and a truck comes around to pick them up and bring them to some recycling place. All i have to do is label it "BOTTLES". Then, thats one more point for me for being green! (you can even recycle old paper for your little cousins to draw on)
DanCQ1 year ago
To Acepilot42:
Companies and governments making a high profit on destroying the Earth have convinced you, through public opinion propaganda, that caring about the Earth, the place where you and everyone you have, and will ever know lives, is a ridiculous idea.
You used Tree Hugger as an insult. That is what is the ridiculous idea.
You attack, and enforce their ideas, so they no longer have to.
Wake up. Don't be a sheep to the wolves.
Think. What else are you convinced of?
Acepilot424 years ago

WOW YOUR SUCH A TREE HUGGER!!!!!!!!!!!!

luvit5 years ago
i burned a pile of 80 tires to save the landfill. it was pretty too.
LOL
 burning tires is almost just as bad you should take them to a recycling center so that they don't do any bad
amarsar4 years ago
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chilll20095 years ago
nice!!!! LETS ALL SAVE OUR EARTH!!!!!!!!
merijnvw5 years ago
Looking at this step and the last step, I think you aren't getting the things right in proportions. An energy efficient light bulb uses per hour just as much as one google search! This is due to the fact that with each search an enormous amount of information is being searched through at the google HQ. So you could better have adviced to reduce the amount of google searches.
Gamer9175 years ago
i like the last pic,its funnyy
MegaMaker5 years ago
Wow, amazing pictures!
MegaMaker5 years ago
nedfunnell6 years ago
Did you ever consider that perhaps a candle is less environmentally friendly than lighting a CFL or even a incandescent bulb for the time the candle would provide light? After all, the infrastructure for providing electricity is already there and efficient, whereas candles have to be made (out of petroleum wax), shipped to the distributor(in a diesel semi truck), shipped again to the retailer, yet again in a truck, then bought by you and burned. Just turn on the light for the 6 hours it would take to burn the candle. It will use one eighth of a kilowatt hour, which will release 54 grams of CO2. How much did that candle weigh, and the diesel fuel used to make it weigh? Much more than 54 grams, and all of it went into the the atmosphere. Let's not forget the indoor pollution. I don't mean to insult you, but I get REAL tired of people thinking they are doing the world a favor(and half the time, getting smug about it), when really their lifestyle is more environmentally unfriendly than living like any other person. Now, I would be real fired up if I thought that global warming was an issue, and even more so if I was in any way suspicious that carbon dioxide emissions contribute to global warming. To sum this all up: Think things out before you tell people what to do.
lawizeg (author)  nedfunnell6 years ago
I know what you mean but what about the shipping and manufacturing for the BULB?
We could make a broad assumption and set the manufacturing and transportation "costs" equal per unit. The candle burns for six hours, the bulb for 6000 hours. So you need 1000 x the energy to manufacture and transport an equivalent number of candles.
Did you put in the disposal costs for the candle and for the bulbs?
lawizeg (author)  Tool Using Animal6 years ago
Well i edited the instructable a little bit, in favor of what you guys think. thanks! I never would have realized that on my own.
Commercial candles may be made of paraffin wax, which is a petroleum product, but a lot of people make candles out of beeswax, which is a bee product. And candles can be purchased locally in a lot of places from people that produce hand-made candles. So it may be possible to be green using candles if the candle users do their research and obtain their candles from the green sources. Maybe.
sk8master5 years ago
thats a sweet pic
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generator6 years ago
I want to go there too! that looks beautiful. something else to consider about living green - not purchasing plastic water bottles. plastic is made from oil, a limited resource. it takes 7 liters of water to make 1 bottle of water because of processing. recycling the plastic bottles you use is not better than not consuming bottled water. bottled water production wastes water. and puts out exhaust from the vehicles to take them to your market. to be green about this - drink tap water. or get a more permanent filtering system. sweet instructable! thanks!
cool ideas, keep up the good work
bigt46166 years ago
wow, how did you get the lightning pic, that is freaking sweet.
lawizeg (author)  bigt46166 years ago
Flickr
whats a township?
A township is usually an area outside of the city limits that is taken care of by a seperate governing body than the city itself. something between a city and a county. our township that i live in takes care of mostly roads, parks, etc. outside the city limits in it's define area. The county takes care of things that are not covered by the township or city i.e. County sherif's dept., county roads outside township boundries, etc.
ravebot6 years ago
what is that place? it looks fun
lawizeg (author)  ravebot6 years ago
Uhh i think its in austin...I REALLY have to go there. It's like paradise. Its a combo of beach, island, and lake. sweet.
ravebot lawizeg6 years ago
if you figure out where it is could you let me know? like where in Austin
Its hamilton pool near dripping springs. Its a state park I think. Take mopac to 290/71, head west, take 71 to hamilton pool rd, turn left (only way you can turn), and follow it a while. Get there early because if the parking lot fills up, they stop letting people in.
thank you very much
candikiki6 years ago
Good job lawizeg!
lawizeg (author)  candikiki6 years ago
heyyyy candice!
lawizeg (author) 6 years ago
This is a nice and straight forward way to illustrate an important point. Thanks for the easy to follow steps and reminders. The simplicity and directness are impressive. GREAT work!!!
lawizeg (author)  lawizeg6 years ago
dad?
lawizeg (author) 6 years ago
I think this is an excellent job. There is no total solution to global warming. But, this gives us ideas everyone can do, to save a little. At a minimum it promotes awareness. The harsh comments are unwarranted. I am impressed with the work.
Nice job! I look forward to seeing more entries for this contest...