How to Find Small Ways to Go Green, Conserve Energy, and Save Our Environment

  1. Step 1

    Conserve electricity in order to save our environment. Things like using heated styling aids on our hair, dish washers to wash dishes, and constant drying of laundry all use unnecessary energy that could be conserved. In order to go green, try letting your hair air dry (or wash the night before), washing dishes by hand (and not leave water running), or hanging laundry outside (or in the basement) to dry. It may take a little more effort on your part to do these things, but it only needs minutes to complete and can preserve the Earth’s electricity. Just think, if everyone did at least one of these things everyday, we could preserve a whole lot of energy that can be used for futures to come.

  2. Step 2

    Safe water to go green and help our environment. Take shorter showers or even baths to conserve the Earth’s energy. Try leaving the water off when you brush your teeth and only use it when necessary to clean the toothbrush. You could even hand wash small laundry items in the sink to save on water from the washing machine. All these little changes can save a remarkable amount of water. By conserving water, you are saving our drinking resources for years to come. Go green and do your part to use less water by making small changes that can benefit future generations.

  3. Step 3

    Save on natural gas and electricity by heating your home with a wood stove. A wood stove is great for conserving the Earth’s energy because it uses fire to heat your home. Plus, a wood stove will save on energy costs which is a double bonus for most families. Try going green by purchasing a wood stove (sometimes you can get a used one from friends, family, or garage sales) and placing it in a neutral position in your home where the heat can be spread throughout. Most prefer to put a wood stove in the basement, but you can choose any safe place in your home. Just think, if you and others go green by getting a wood stove, you’ll save enough heated energy for generations to use for awhile.

  4. Step 4

    Go green and conserve energy by using less lights and utilizing energy saving light bulbs. Be sure to turn all lights off when not in use in order to save on electricity. You could even use candle light when practical to cut out electricity altogether. Also, change all light bulbs and purchase energy saving light bulbs that use less watts. Another idea is to purchase a motion light for outdoor electricity at night. A motion light will only come on when it senses something and stays on for only minutes. All of these ways to go green will not only conserve the Earth’s electricity, but will also save you money on utility bills.

  5. Step 5

    Recycle cans and bottles to go green and save on overloading the Earth’s landfills. Recycling is a great way to preserve our world and helps us to reuse items to save on costs. Get the whole family involved and make separate bins for cans, plastic bottles, and glass bottles. Have your children help to teach them about going green and saving the environment. You’ll find also that if bins are readily available for your family to toss cans and bottles into, they will be more likely to comply. Find out from your local garbage company when recycling day is in your neighborhood. You’ll be proud you did your part and saved the Earth from unnecessary garbage.

  6. Step 6

    Go green and conserve energy by utilizing email and paperless billing more. Try receiving bills through email and paying expenses online in order to cut down on the paper used each month to pay bills. Offering to receive bills and pay bills electronically will save trees and the environment by creating less waste. Preserving our environment by doing most things online will save on receiving paper items each month in the mail. Just think if everyone did this how many trees we would save if we wrote less checks, received less paper bills, and sent out less paper payments.

  7. Step 7

    Go green by riding your bike to work, school, or leisure and save gas. Not only will you help the environment by not driving a car so often, but you’ll also save money on high gas prices. Plus, you’ll be more fit and healthy by riding your bike. You can even walk places if your not much of a bike rider or don’t have a bike. Saving the Earth’s environment also mean leaving less pollution. If we can all ban together to use our cars less often, we’ll make the Earth a better place for ourselves and our children.