Today's population uses in one day what it took the world 10,000 days to create. - Paul Hawkin, The Ecology of Commerce
What we decide to use in our everyday life has consequences down the line to the environment. You hear about being "green" online, in print and on television. But what does that really mean to us?
I recently starting reading a book, Green Your Home, a realty guide from Keller Williams. There is a wealth of information in this book that I'd like to share with you. You might say we're going on a Green Journey together!
Green terminology that is tossed around includes recycling, eco-friendly, energy efficient, carbon footprint and greenhouse gases, just to name a few. Sometimes it seems overwhelming and perhaps being green is too ambitious a task to undertake. It reminds me of the question, "How would you eat an elephant?" The answer, "one bite at a time" says it all.
In the spirit of "one bite at a time," I'll be sharing a weekly Green Challenge. That means 52 ways to make a difference for your environment. And I'll be keeping it cost efficient too - since Green shouldn't stand for money too!
GREEN CHALLENGE #1
CLOTHES WASHER - Wash in cold water. Wash FULL loads.
DISHWASHER - Use Air Dry. Wash FULL loads.
SHOWERS over BATHS - Baths usually require twice the water of a shower.
This should be an easy challenge to start with. It is just a matter of being more aware of your actions. Who hasn't run the dishwasher with just last night's dinner dishes, or put just a few items in the washer instead of making up a full load. Also, if you have Energy Star appliances, that makes a huge difference in energy use.
We value your comments on Green Challenge #1. Share what you've found works to save water or use water more efficiently in your home.
Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection sells real estate in Walden on Lake Houston, Eagle Springs, Summerwood, Atascocita, TX, Kingwood Greens, Royal Shores & Kingwood, TX - just to name a few! Susan's the team leader for Your Texas Connection at Keller Williams Realty NE. Visit their website for more in depth info about the team and what they can do for you. Or call Susan direct (281) 415-1454 if you'd like her to start working on your behalf today!