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What is Living Green?

July 6, 2012

What is Living Green?Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably well familiar with the slogan “go green” – but what is living green really all about? Living green is all about sustainable living, a lifestyle choice that incorporates several different environmentally friendly practices to deliver a powerful punch against pollution and other environmentally destructive practices.

Reducing Energy Usage
One of the key practices of sustainable living involves making changes to your habits, as well as physical changes to your home to limit the amount of energy you use and to decrease your carbon emissions. You can do this by using energy sparingly, like turning off lights when they’re not in use and limiting your use of home cooling and heating systems, and by installing energy-efficient appliances in your home. This also extends to your transportation habits – if you really want to live green, limit the use of your car by moving closer to work or by taking public transportation.

Recycling and Conserving
Your recycling efforts also play a significant role in your aims at sustainable living. This is where you can take a more hands-on, active role by separating your trash from your recyclables and making a concerted effort to ensure that you recycle anything you use that is capable of being recycled.

Voting with Your Wallet
Another big part of living green involves your efforts at getting others interested in making positive change. One of the most impactful methods of accomplishing this is by “voting with your wallet” and only buying those brands that support eco friendly practices. Buying recycled products, like recycled paper products, and not buying environmentally harmful items, like bottled water, can make a significant statement.

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