Become Green

You may have already heard about people “going green”, but what does it really mean? Well, the term “going green” basically means taking responsibility and making lifestyle changes to reduce the impact that your own presence here on Earth has on the environment. As environmental awareness grows, more and more people and businesses are hopping on the green bandwagon! There are plenty of ways that you as an individual can reduce your carbon footprint. Carpooling is a great way to get started! Not only does it do the planet a great service, but it will also save you money on gas. The more carpoolers the merrier! If you’d like to take it a step further, alternate means of transportation such as walking or biking will help you take an ever bigger step in the green direction. Another place you can easily maximize your green potential is in your own home. Traditional light bulbs use far more electricity and have far shorter life spans than the environmentally friendly Energy Star alternatives. In fact, Energy Star light bulbs typically use 75% less energy than traditional light bulbs! They do cost a bit more to purchase initially, but given the savings on energy costs along with the fact that they last about ten times longer, Energy Star bulbs are clearly the best option. For more information about “going green”, check out the links below.