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April 14 2017

There are many things that families can do to adopt a green approach to how they run their households. Fortunately, these changes are neither complicated or time-consuming. Most require nothing more than a few minutes but have a huge impact on our landfills and mother earth overall. Simply making a few changes in terms of how we handle trash, in addition to a few other areas, is enough to put any family on the road to developing and practincing a green lifestyle and attitude.

Handle the Trash...

Changing the way we discard used empty containers is perhaps one of the biggest changes that families can make on a daily basis. Many items can be recycled, particularly glass and plastic. Most neighborhoods have recycling programs that will make recycling efforts very easy. Instead of dumping your used glass bottles and plastic containers in the trash, set them aside for recycling. Many cities provide recycling receptacles that families can use to store their recyclables for pick up. Even cities that may not have a system like this in place have a location where recycled items can be dropped off. Recycling is a priceless move that families can perform to help the environment.

Turn the Water Off...

Another power move that families can make is paying attention to water consumption. Even if you don't have water saving appliances you can still adopt a conscious attitude and make a habit of using only what you need. Turn the water off instead of letting it run, and take shorter showers to conserve water. The more attention we pay to resources like water and even the type of wood poles we use for our utilities, the better off the environment will be.

Turn Off the Lights...

Natural daylight can do more than just light the great outdoors, it can also light our homes if we take advantage of it. Instead of habitually turning on lights, why not open the curtains and enjoy the natural light that the sun provides? This will help save energy in addition to saving you a few dollars on your electric bill.

Adopting a green approach is not difficult. It just takes a little consciousness and the commitment to practicing a few different habits. However, a commitment to practice green habits like recycling and water and energy conservation can move mountains when it comes to the carbon footprint we have on mother earth. These savvy green practices save our landfills and improve our environment.