10 Free ways to go Green

real estate going greenIt 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.



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.

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