The eco-friendly Scene In St. Louis July 2010
It may sound impractical for DIY solar power and wind power because they are newer technologies and sound complex. Besides, where would you buy the materials or kits? Well, I've stumbled upon an online guide for DIY solar power and DIY wind power. Little to my knowledge, there are many available for purchase online and I'll share that information with you shortly. First, I'd like to talk about these guides a bit.
Do you recycle? If not, maybe it's because the process seems confusing and time consuming. What do you recycle and what do you throw away? In our busy society, we simply don't have time to separate all our waste - especially when the benefits are often vague and unknown. Did you know that recently, many of the biggest cities in the U.S. have taken this into consideration? They have actually made it much easier on us.
Try using led energy saving bulbs or even LED lights in your home to cut costs for lighting. Turning off the lights when you are not in the room also helps to save energy. Keep this in mind when you are leaving home, as simply turning off the lights saves a lot of energy!
Excess blind cords can be cut off or tied. These cords can be a hazard to children and pets if they become tangled in them. Make sure that you leave enough cord to allow you to move blinds the way that they are meant to move. Just cut it or tie it off in order to prevent accidents.
Why not have a coffee or tea while clothes dry slowly on the clothes airer. At the same time you will save carbon footprint. We all know about global warming through the use of fossil fuels to produce energy such as electricity. It logically follows that if you are not using electricity or gas to dry your laundry you will effectively save carbon footprint. At the very least become carbon neutral. Renewing our clothes through the laundering process is important to us all. Being fresh in fresh clothes or changing beds with fresh clean cotton sheets is always a welcome change.
The most effective way to reduce electriic bill is to Eliminate Your Electric Bill. Now this sounds expensive but the fact is, you can start generating your own electricity for less than $200.
Reduce Light Use - One of the easiest ways to cut energy costs is to live by the rule: one light on per person in the house. If that is a stretch for your family, challenge them by turning off unused lights until you get down to one light per person. Make a game out it and give a reward to the person who uses the least amount of lights. Sometimes, taking baby steps is the best way to go. And those small changes year-over-year will begin to add big dollars to your bank account.
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