Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Think Green Think Geek!

Hey readers how are you?? @ we are always looking for ways to improve our selves and make life better for our customers and people around us. These last few days with the fire around LA it really raised a question and a concern to me that Mother Nature is something us geeks cant control, so by contributing and making the planet better the world would be a much better place. With all the talk and news about global warming and pollution, Us geeks @ took an initiative to go green! I know this wont change the whole world, but if we can get a couple, maybe even hundreds of people to go green we can have an impact in this world. Here 10 ways i have found to be easy to help the enviroment!

save energy while saving money
  • You can save energy by lowering your thermostat in the winter, and few degrees higher in the summer.
  • Wash clothes in cold water instead of hot.
  • Also you can Unplug your appliances when it isn't in use.
Save water to save money.
  • take shorter showers

Less gas = more money

  • take the bike to work or school. *i take my bike to school and it is very rewarding
Eat smart.
eat less meat, and eat organic food!

Skip the bottled water.
    • Use a water filter to purify tap water instead of buying bottled water.
    • Bring a reusable water bottle, preferably aluminum rather than plastic, with you when traveling or at work.

Think before you buy.

  • Go online to find new or gently used secondhand products. Whether you've just moved or are looking to redecorate, consider a service like craigslist or Freesharing to track down furniture, appliances, and other items cheaply or for free.
  • Check out garage sales, thrift stores, and consignment shops for clothing and other everyday items.

Borrow instead of buying.
  • instead of buying personal books and movies. Try borrowing from the library. This saves money, not to mention the ink and paper that goes into printing new books.
  • Share power tools and other appliances. Get to know your neighbors while cutting down on the number of things cluttering your closet or garage.

    • Buy in bulk. Purchasing food from bulk bins can save money and packaging.
    • Wear clothes that don't need to be dry-cleaned. This saves money and cuts down on toxic chemical use.

    Keep electronics out of the trash.

    • Keep your cell phones, computers, and other electronics as long as possible.
    • Donate or recycle them responsibly when the time comes. Ewaste contains mercury and other toxics and is a growing environmental problem.
    • Recycle your old cell phones!!!!!!!!!

    Make your own cleaning supplies.

    The big secret: You can make your own cleaning supplies! whenever you need them. All you need are a few simple ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, lemon, and soap.
    Making your own cleaning products saves money, time, and packaging-not to mention your indoor air quality.

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