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Here are Some Suggestions to Save Money as We Go Green

Here are Some Suggestions to Save Money as We Go Green

Join us as we go green while saving some green!

With climate change and concerns about the health of our planet, it’s more important than ever that we strongly consider taking an interest in developing environmentally-friendly habits.  As an added incentive, many green habits are also economical as well.  Here are some of the suggestions we’d like to offer to make it possible to go green while saving some money too.

Stop Using Disposable Water Bottles

Every year, poisonous plastics pollute our landfills and waterways, damaging plant and animal life severely.  The best way to prevent this issue is by simply cutting down on the amount of plastic waste that we consume.  One of the largest sources of household plastic is disposable plastic water bottles.  Rather than drinking out of these bottles, we suggest in investing in reusable bottles and simply refill them throughout the day.  Not only will this be good for the environment, but not having to continuously purchase cases of water will also be good for our wallets as well.

Plastic Straws

Interestingly and frighteningly, the consumption of plastic straws is another huge contributor to disposable waste.  Fortunately, communities and states are recognizing this and introducing legislation to restaurants (fast food too), to offer alternatives, or to not supply a plastic straw unless asked by the patron.

According to www.strawfree.org, 500,000,000 straws are thrown away every DAY in the United States!  They state that is enough to wrap around the world twice every day.  WARNING, their website is disturbing but necessary for us to realize just how problematic plastic straws are to our world.

I just signed the petition and agreed to not personally consume plastic straws on their website.  Alternatives include bamboo, paper, and one creative restaurant in our area is using uncooked pasta!

Take Shorter Showers

While our planet is covered in water, only a small percentage of this water is fresh water that is safe for human consumption.  This means that fresh water is a precious resource that we can personally help to conserve.  An easy way to cut down on our water usage is by reducing the length of our showers.  Keeping our showers at ten minutes or shorter will maximize our water savings.  As a bonus, if everyone in our household cuts down on the length of their shower, then we will also save a significant amount of money on our monthly water bills.

These are some of the things that we can do to save the environment and some money.  Join us at The Maria Sanchez Show as we make an effort to go green  Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown.  Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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