You may wonder what the real benefits of going eco-friendly can bring to you, your home and your family. Not only are there immediate perks to being environmentally conscious but the long term benefits are even greater. With only a couple weeks before Earth Day, consider some reasons why going green is the right choice everyone can make in their homes, at work and personally.
In the short term, being environmentally friendly saves money. By making small changes such as installing a low flow shower head can save you up to 2,000 gallons per year which not only helps conserve water but keeps money in your pocket! Other changes such as starting to recycle more, using glass containers/bottles and running only full loads of laundry in the washing machine can greatly reduce your energy consumption and carbon footprint. These changes impact the environment by conserving water and reducing waste in our oceans and landfills.
The long term benefits of going green are great as well. By making conscious changes to your home or office, you are improving the environment as well as the overall health of yourself and others. Carpooling, working from home one day a week, purchasing an eco-friendly car or adding solar panels to your home are also great ways to reduce your carbon footprint and improve the health of our planet for future generations.