You probably have heard the term green energy before. What exactly is meant by green? Green means non-polluting. It is pretty much anything we can do to help preserve our natural resources. What are some things the average person can do?
One thing anyone can learn to do is to recycle. Many things can be recycled. Some areas have a deposit that is paid on soft drink cans and bottles. This is to encourage people to bring them back to the store rather than littering. If you live in an area that does not take the cans and bottles you can still recycle. Keep the aluminum items separate from the glass items. You can also recycle newspapers. Some areas have recycling pick up that comes past your home if you have gotten the correct containers. In other places you might have to do some research as to where to bring your items to recycle. Either way, know you are doing your part.
A simple thing you can do is when you shop, take your own reusable shopping bag. There are many styles available, and you can purchase one at most stores. That way you don’t have to use paper or plastic shopping bags. If you do still use the paper or plastic shopping bags, probably because you forgot to take your reusable bag along, you can still bring them in to be recycled once you are through with them.
Other thoughts that come to mind when you hear green energy are wind and solar power. There are inexpensive solar lights you can buy to put outside your home. An idea for using them that is not often thought of is if there happens to be an electrical outage, take your solar lights in from the outside and you will have light for a while. It is safer than using candles.
Some other simple things you can do to help use less energy is to turn off lights when not in the room. It is surprising how much you can save on your electric bill just by doing that. Another couple of things you can do is to fix leaky faucets to keep your pump from running often. An insulated house and weather stripping can help with your heating bill. You can start today by doing any of the above.