What are ways to be more "Green?"

May 24, 2009 3:52pm CST
Well, for starters, I like to shower during the first half of the day, because my bathroom window is facing east, and the sun rises in the east. This means that while I shower, I do not have to use electricity for me to see. I also try and be fast in the shower, so less water is used. If I could, I would be switching out the insulation of this house for an insulation with a greater R-Value, so the heat stays in longer, so I dont have to burn as much natural gas. I want to see some ideas folks. Farther than recycling the daily news paper.
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@lisan23 (444)
• United States
24 May 09
Using homemade cleaners. I make my own laundry detergent (washing soda, borax, bar soap and water). It turns out to be about 2 cents per load of laundry. I use vinegar with maybe a squeeze of lemon or lime to make it smell better, as well as baking soda, etc. Also, when I prepare a meal I make enough to have leftovers or I make freezer meals. I live in an apartment so I do container gardening for some of my own spices, tomatoes, and a couple other small veggies. I NEVER wash a small load of laundry, I wait till we have a large load. In the spring and summer I use a clothes line and dry my clothes that way. In the winter and autumn I do a scaled down version to dry jeans and other heavy materials that fits in my apartment. I NEVER buy plastic bottles of water or juice. There's more, but the husband wants to use the computer.