10 Free ways to go Green
It can sometimes feel like making eco-friendly decisions means spending much more money. Well, the great news is that going green doesn’t have to empty your wallet. With a little creative thinking, it’s very easy to skip the high prices of trendy earth products and go eco-friendly at no cost.
Here are the first 5 of our top 10 steps to eco-friendly on the cheap.
1. Head outside into the great outdoors
When the warmer months come, now is the time to head to the great outdoors and visit your neighborhood park or beach to kick a ball, have a picnic, jog, skip, swim or simply walk with nature – and it doesn’t cost a cent. So enjoy!
2. Read it on the internet
Instead of buying a newspapers and magazines and then having to worry about recycling, start reading online. It’s very easy and simple and all newspapers and magazines have excellent free content now. You may even find that you expand your interest by checking out the local newspapers in the US, Europe or China. It’s not called the www (world wide web) for nothing!
3. Reuse all your packaging
Most food packaging contains plastics and other materials that are challenging to recycle. Get rid of the cost of freezer bags (and your use of raw materials) by using old food packaging like food containers etc. Bags used to package frozen fish, vegetables and meats are layered with lining that blocks freezer-burn – and they will keep the frozen foods just as fresh the 2nd time around. Another quick tip is to use plastic bags inside cereal boxes are also fantastic for freezing meats, as they also have a moisture-blocker to keep freshness.
I have seen some of these bags can already have a re-sealable closure for easy as pie to reuse. But bags that are not re-sealable can be just as useful for keeping your leftovers. Make sure you wash all your packaging before reusing it.
4. Choose a vege-based meal
We’re not saying that eating meat is not good. But the livestock industry does carry a heavy eco footprint, causing many earth-lovers to choose a vegan or vegetarian diet. If you’re not ready for such a commitment, try testing out a vegetarian meal to your family once a week, they mat just like it.
5. Participate in a cleanup
If you want to help keep your local neighborhood beautiful but don’t have a load of cash, try volunteering some of your time instead and participate in a local cleanup (some are organised by council). Spending an afternoon at a cleanup can give you a sense of fulfillment, keeps your neighborhood clean and helps you meet other eco-minded friends in your local area.
Go to your local park’s or council’s web site to find any upcoming park, river or beach cleanup around you. If you cant find anything, a web search with the word “cleanup” and your neighborhood’s name should point you in the right direction.
Stay tuned in for our next 5 green tips that won’t empty your wallet.
About Jhai Mitchell
Jhai is an award winning Internet Marketing Real Estate Agent for Elders Toongabbie and Kings Langley. After running his own internet marketing business he has now set his own sites for the real estate industry. He observed that 90% of real estate agents did not know how to market themselves online. Jhai is now fixed on one goal. To teach real estate agents that they can market online so much better than they currently are.
Since then he has been consistently quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald and Real Estate Business online. He is a regular guest blogger on TheHomePage.com.au, sharing his expertise of marketing aspects for the Real Estate Industry. His biggest passions are his wife, martial arts, dogs and most of all property.