Tuesday, February 22, 2011

How Can You Change Your Lifestyle So It Is Nature Friendly?

Everywhere you will overhear individuals talking about going green, what can you do to become more Eco friendly? We may appreciate the idea of saving money, but here are some tips that could save you money, maybe improve your health and be green friendly at the same time.

Donate your old glasses

Supporting many of people around the world with sight problems is as easy and donating your old glasses. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 87% of the world's sight impaired reside in developing countries. Just by giving away one pair of glasses you have helped improve someones life drastically. Old glasses are clearly not the major pollution source, but recycling this item gives you an extra good feeling.

Get a rain barrel

Why use water from in the home, which you are charged for, when there is a brilliant and free resource outdoors - the rain! Have a look around the shops to see a large range of tubs on offer, or be more environmentally friendly and make your own.

Instead of making use of a tumble dryer, let your clothes dry outdoors

Our mothers and grandmothers hung their clothing outside and they didn't have any issues with it. If you hang your clothing out, not only you don't need to pay for electricity to dry it, but your clothes will get the fresh smell of sun and wind, something you can never really get with an electric tool. Do not worry; it will not damage your social stading. Being eco friendly is in – do not feel apologetic, feel pleased instead!

Bathe less frequently, shower instead

Health issues can be exacerbated by bathing and showering too much or for long periods of time; apart from that your bills will rise and heating of water consumes lots of energy. You can drink the water from your taps safely but with the high concentration of chlorine in it, the fumes created when you heat it can have a serious impact on your health. One more brilliant thing to do is to use an attachment on your shower that cuts down the amount of water it lets out.

Share a car ride with some work mates

Car sharing is not a new discussion and it is supported by authorities, but many car owners still don't do it through lack of incentive or knowledge. Unfortunately, as a Toronto condos professional I need to drive a lot. Think about an average car driver, they commute about 100 km a week and approximately 5000 km a year. If you car share, then between you, you would save on approximately 170 litres of fuel and 400 kg of CO2 each year, think about how much you could share if there were 3 or 4 of you in a car. Some company's have a car sharing scheme already in place which is worth checking into, if not try and set one up yourself; ask people to see who would be interested in saving money.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Two of a kind

Year 2010 is gone with the wind, so is the previous decade. But memories remain and turn slowly into history- also the green ones. What were the most important green events of the decade? These two articles are trying to find the answer:

Green Events Over the Past Decade