5 Green Living Ideas for Families

They say, "Green is the new black" and I couldn't agree more. I am not talking about fashion here. I am referring to incorporating green living with our respective families. How do we encourage our family members to adapt an environment-friendly lifestyle? It's easy breezy lemon squeezy! Let me count the ways for you:

Do you know that you have the liberty to choose and buy energy-saving appliances? Starting from your light bulbs, electric fan, airconditioner, refrigerator and so on and so forth, you can opt to buy the ones that helps you save electricity. Always be on the look out for the eco-friendly logo/tag when you do appliances shopping. You will not only help save the earth, you will also save a lot of money by means of less energy consumption which equals to lesser monthly electric bill.

There are so many things in life that can be re-bought. Cliche as it may be but other people's trash can be somebody else's or your treasure. You don't have to acquire new things always. Make flea markets your best friend and buy slightly used items which are almost as good as the new ones. Mother Earth will thank you immensely for contributing to save the environment and your pocket will be grateful to you for saving money for your needs rather than your wants.

Never make the habit of throwing things that you no longer use. You can either recycle, donate or sell them away. If you are not creative enough to make something useful from your old stuff seating in corner, you can always throw it on the recycling bins nearest you, donate them to charitable institutions or sell them at flea markets.

Parents are children's first teacher. The best way to educate our children in caring for their environment is by showing them a good example. If we want to teach them to save water, energy, trees, etc, we have to show it to them how to do it by leading an example like showering for not more than 5 minutes, using a cup while tooth brushing, turning off the appliances and lights that are not in use, and so on and so forth. 

Encourage your family members to support eco-friendly companies, services, shopping malls, cafes, and other institutions that are very active in helping to save the earth from massive destruction brought about by global warming. If you happen to live in Australia, you can approach Australian Solar Quotes found here to enquire about possible installation of solar panels in your home. There so many companies around the world nowadays that can help us maintain a green lifestyle without burning our pockets. Avail them while you can.

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