It’s a very exciting time for humankind – as the interest and push to go green
continues to gain worldwide attention, more and more people are opting for a
more sustainable, natural lifestyle. From food, body care, cleaning products, pet care, cars and even fashion, now more than ever there is a conscious effort for people to be kinder to themselves and the environment.
For many, however, this philosophy has been followed for years. After all, we only have one body and one earth, and it’s in our best interests to nurture and care for both.
So with this in mind, why isn’t everyone going green? For starters, some people think it’s too complicated. The reality is nothing could be further from the truth. If you’re new to the green movement and unsure of how to begin your journey to a more environmentally friendly way of life, below are a few green tips that are easy to adopt and cost relatively nothing. In fact, some of these tips will actually save you money.
Wash Your Clothes in Cold Water
Did you know using cold water to wash your clothes not only saves energy, but money on your energy bill, too? Another bonus is your clothes will last longer – a win-win for your pocketbook, wardrobe and the environment.
Drink Your Coffee in a Reusable Travel Mug
It’s no secret – we love a good cup of coffee, no matter what time of the day. But before you order your gourmet coffee fix, consider the fact that 58 billion paper coffee cups are tossed into the garbage every year. Switching to a reusable travel mug can have “perks” – with several large coffee chains rewarding customers who use them.
Save a Tree
Whether at home or work, you can save paper and energy by configuring your printer to print on both sides of paper. Printers also emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can cause both short- and long-term health issues. Printing on both sides of the paper not only saves trees and money, but is healthier for you, too.
Unplug Before Leaving the House
It’s not something people usually think about, but unplugging chargers for cell phones, coffee makers, curling irons and other appliances before leaving the house is not only a great energy saver, but also helps the environment. The more electricity we use, the more fossil fuels end up in the atmosphere. Even if the appliance isn’t on, if it’s plugged-in, it’s consuming energy.
See? It’s easy being green! Just a few minor changes to your everyday routine will pave your path to a more sustainable lifestyle in no time flat.
For more than 20 years, Pure & Gentle has been committed to creating natural,
sustainable and environmentally-kind products for body, baby, pet and home. We’re
proud to say we were living and sharing the green movement philosophy way
before it was cool. Today, we remain dedicated to sharing our mission with you,
celebrating good health and sustainable living by offering you only natural products
that are kind to you, the ones you love and the environment.