Going green is a very easy thing to do. I think many of us think it has to be more complicated than necessary. It’s just a matter of following three simple steps: reduce, reuse, and recycle.

To reduce take a minute to think about what things you throw away. Are there things you can replace them with that aren’t disposable? For example, if you pack your, or your kids, lunches you can use reusable plastic containers instead of throwaway plastic bags.

In the long run you’ll not only cut back on the amount of trash you generate you can also save yourself a lot of money. Those plastic bags can get pretty expensive after a while.

A great way to reduce is to cut back on the energy you use. This can be done by properly insulating your home, driving less, and even building your own wind turbine to generate a substantial amount of your own electricity.

A turbine can be built by virtually anyone for just a few hundred dollars yet it can save around 80% on your utility bills. The parts you’ll need can be bought right in your local hardware store.

We’ve already talked a little bit about step 2, reuse. Some other ideas would be to get a home water filtration system and instead of buying bottled water you can get a dishwasher safe, reusable water bottle.
And don’t forget grocery shopping, you can take your own reusable shopping bags.

And of course, recycle. Most communities have recycle programs. Often it’s just a matter of taking the recycling bin out to the curb along with your trash can once a week.

There you have it, 3 easy steps to going green. You can easily start today. It’s well worth it for not only the planet but for your bottom line too.

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