We at Morrocco Method would like to ask: why not everyday? To be clear, we don’t mean the celebrations; the world would soon tire of funny hats and four leaf clovers. What we mean is: why can’t everyday be a celebration of things green? Green has long since been the color nature, green living, and all things natural. So to extend this celebration of green we’re giving you 10 tips on how to be greener in your everyday.
- Go paperless! Most companies offer paperless options for those wanting to reduce printed material–bank statements, energy bills, even your Morrocco Method product instructions!
- Shop at your local weekly farmer’s market. If you’re not sure where to find them, check your local listings. There’s probably more nearby than you’d expect.
- Switch out your kitchen’s paper towels with reusable cloth towels.
- Unplug rather than turn off. Appliances that are off but still plugged in continue to use up electricity.
- Cover your pool. Not only will this save you the hazard of fishing out leaves, but it also reduces evaporation, saving water on refills.
- B.Y.O.B. Bags that is! Bring reusable bags on your next shopping trip. They’re easy to find but also easy to make!
- Re-position your fridge away from sunlight. A fridge uses up to 2.5% more power for each degree the surrounding temperature is above 70 degrees.
- Recycle your electronics. Americans tossed out 5.5 billion pounds of electronics in the year 2005 alone, and that number has only gone up. Bring that hunk-of-junk computer tower to your nearest recycling plant, and they’ll be sure to take care of it.
- Grow it out! I’m talking about your grass. Most grass species fare best when they’re kept at least 2 1/2 inches tall. More surface area equals more sunlight absorption and thicker roots. You save time tending your lawn and you use less water to keep it healthy. Or ditch the lawn entirely for drought-tolerant ground cover.
- Wash in full loads only. That means both your dishes and laundry should be done at maximum capacity to save water (and time).
That makes ten! Only ten? I’m sure you guys can come up with a lot more. Leave your tips for going green in the comments below. Lets keep the celebration of green going all year round!