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Why the Green Lifestyle Saves

by Chris Green
August 27, 2009
Going green can save. Save more, even. This article will show you why the green lifestyle saves more than just the environment.

Going green is a lifestyle decision that many have consciously adopted in response to the crisis Mother Nature is currently experiencing. ManÂ's neglect is taking a severe toll on Earth. If steps are not taken to preserve our planet and her resources, the future could be very dire for all of us.

If the prospect of doom is not enough incentive to adopt a green lifestyle, maybe the incentive of saving more money will work. Going green can save you quite a significant amount of money in the long haul.

If youÂ'd like to go green but donÂ't know where to start, donÂ't worry. Everyone has to start somewhere. DonÂ't go rushing in willy nilly. Take baby steps and get used to living green. If you rush in, the chances are you just might not be able to adjust well. If you donÂ't adjust well, your hope of living a green lifestyle may fade away. Living green is challenging. You have to make a lot of adjustments to make the green lifestyle work for you.

If you take baby steps, the adjustment period is longer. You can slowly acclimatize yourself to living green. As you adjust, your commitment to living green will grow. So, even if there are challenges to living green, you will be able to meet them.

Here are some steps you can take to start living green.

Change your lights. Switch to energy saving bulbs. Energy efficient CFLs can last up to ten times longer than traditional ones. The light these bulbs will give off will be as bright as your old bulbs but not as costly. This is great if you do a lot of work at night. Turn off lights when not in use. If you can get motion sensitive lights, go for them. They will turn off once no more motion is detected. Or, if you like outdoor lights, go for solar powered ones. You wonÂ't be spending a dime on outdoor lighting anymore after your initial purchase. The sun will provide all the power you need to illuminate your gardens or patio.

Use a power strip. Your home has a lot of energy vampires you may not even be aware of. Your computer, the television set these are but two energy vampires in your home. Plug them in to a power strip and kill all power when theyÂ're off. YouÂ'll be surprised at how much energy youÂ'll save if you control all the energy vampires in your home.

Get a water filter or water filtration system. Stop buying bottled water. Tap water can be perfectly safe if properly filtered. You lessen the number of water bottles thrown into the trash by not buying them. Your water filtration system can save you money in the long run. You wonÂ't ever have to be afraid of running out of drinking water too.

Walk or bike whenever feasible. Carpool if either isnÂ't practical. Walking or biking lessens the amount of gases spewed into the air by cars. Weight loss and a fitter, healthier you are also added benefits of both. Now you can throw away your gym membership and not worry about ballooning weight. ThatÂ's another way going green can save you more money.

There are more ways for you to go green. Take time to do a little research. Help the planet. Help yourself. Preserve the Earth for future generations. And save yourself some serious dollars along the way.

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