Many people want to be more
environmentally friendly but they are not sure how to begin. Here are five
products that can get you and your family on the road to a greener lifestyle.
1. Solar Lighting
You want the road in your front yard to be
a light for the safety of your visitors. Plus, it’s aesthetic when the front room
and backyard are well lit. But leaving the electric light on is a waste of
By using solar lighting in your yard, you
eliminate this problem. There are solar lights for stepping stones or candle
path markers to get to your front door. Shoji lanterns are available on the
terrace and the bright deck area.
You can even find solar-powered lighting
for grid places such as storage sheds or gardens. These lights are waterproof
and easy to install.
2. Programmable Thermostats
By using one of these thermostats, you can
optimally use heating and cooling devices. They can be pre-programmed so your
home is cool (or warm) when you need it, but energy isn’t wasted when no one is
3. Smart Power Strip
You know that when your television and
computer are plugged in, it will continue to use energy, even when the device
is turned off. But who wants to take time after each use to pull out each
component and then plug it in the next time it’s used? This innovative smart
power strip solves this problem without any hassles.
When you turn off major components such as
computers, the strip knows to turn off all peripherals such as printers, etc.
This can save up to 72% of the energy used.
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Let’s face it, these days we are
surrounded by eco-friendly products, some of which are good while others are
not very eco-friendly at all! Personally, I have one favorite that I think is
among the very best of them.
Eco-friendly Water Bottles
My vote for the best and most accessible
eco-friendly product goes to environmentally friendly water bottles. Now bear
with me and let me explain why they are just so important.
In America each day, over sixty million
plastic bottles are thrown away can you believe, with bottled water accounting
for much of this. This contributes to filling up our already full landfills
with more unnecessary toxic waste.
Most plastic bottles contain many harmful
chemicals that will leach into the contents over time. Just think how long
these products sit on the shelves before you buy them.
Quality environmentally friendly water
bottles are made from glass which is 100% recyclable and lasts forever or
stainless steel certified to be BPA free so no chemicals can leach into the
water. The best also have no chemical lining and no plastic lids either.
Bottled Water Is One Of The Most Un-Eco Friendly Products Around!
In most cases, it is no better for you
than the tap variety, many times coming from exactly the same polluted source
and containing the same amount of toxic chemicals.
Pure clean healthy water is the most
important substance on earth and the quality of it greatly affects our health
and well-being, making the ideal situation to have some kind of home filtration
and bottling your own water when you go out!
So I rest my case and hope that you can
see why of all the eco-friendly products out there, I believe that these water
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