Introduction: Top 20 Ways to Be Green
In this Instructable I will tell you how to not only be green but save the greens.
Read this Instructable and educate yourself to reduce and help the earth.
Step 1: CFL Bulbs
Replace your ordinary light bulbs with Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL Bulbs).Because CFL's last longer and are more Eco friendly.
Step 2: Solar Power
You can use solar power to power things , because solar power is a great way to reduce your impact on the earth.
Step 3: Stop the Drip
Don't let your sink keep running when you brush your teeth, and when you are done washing your hands or brushing your teeth make sure the sink does not drip or run.
Step 4: TV and Computer
Turn off the TV and computer in your house when not in use, it saves money on your electric bill and helps the environment of course.
Step 5: Plant Trees
Go out and volunteer, plant trees in your community make the earth greener.
Step 6: Recylcing
Recycle your family's paper, plastic ,aluminum ,and glass each week.
Step 7: Turn Them Off
Turn off the lights after you leave a room. Often many people forget do to so. And this step also save money on your electric bill and helps the earth.
Step 8: Car Tires
Make sure your car tires are fully inflated every month. This is why, it takes more power and gas to power a car with flat tires then fully pumped ones. It saves gas and pollutes less.
Step 9: Reusable Tote Bags
Use reusable tote bags in the mall or store, instead of the plastic bags.
Step 10: Shorter Showers
Take shorter showers to saves money on your water bill and saves water for the earth.
Step 11: Refillable Bottles
Drink from refillable water bottles. This way you save money on bottled water and pollute less.(please if you use bottled water recycle your plastic bottles.)
Step 12: Use E-mail Insted of Snail Mail
Use e-mail rather then regular mail, try paying your bills online too. It saves paper and time.
Step 13: Rechargeable Batteries
Buy rechargeable batteries rather then the ordinary batteries. (If you use ordinary batteries please recycle.)
Step 14: Recycled Products
Choose recycled products for your home and school.Such as reusable coffee filters, recycled paper and so on.
Step 15: Unplug
Unplug thing like a microwave, coffee maker,blender when not in use. Because even if there are not on, as long as there plugged in it still uses electricity.
Step 16: The Web
Go on the web and find more ways to be green. So that then you could be even green. The Web is a great tool do to so.
Step 17: Smart Grid
The Smart Grid is a program on the computer, that shows you how much electricity things in your home use. This knowledge can ne used to reduce your electric impact.
Step 18: Homade Gifts
Make people in your family or friends homemade gifts. For one it saves resources and it's sweeter, it makes people think you toke the time to make something with your hands.
Step 19: Walk,Bike,Jog
To reduce your impact by walking, biking, jogging, riding a scooter, and etc. It saves gas from polluting the earth and you get good exercise.
Step 20: Mechanical Pencils
Last but not least use mechanical pencils instead of regular pencils.Because you can refill them instead of sharping every time it breaks, saves time and wood.
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