A Greener life

Learn how to live a green life!

Welcome to our guide that will teach you how to live a greener more environmental friendly life.

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On this website you can learn more about how to do the following things.

Welcome to Environmental Education Ohio

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Welcome to our site. On this website, you will learn how to live a greener more environmentally friendly life.   We will teach to reduce your negative impact and how to reduce your waste.  An extra benefit of most of the things we will teach you on this site is that they will also help to improve your economy.  Anyone who wants to live greener or improve their economy should read our tips.  Some of our tips allow you to to earn money while you turn garbage into things people are willing to pay for.  Sounds interesting? if you should read our guide about upcycling.

upcycleThe economic benefits of going green can be significant and you should work to reduce your waste even if you do not care about the environment.  It is simply the logical thing to do.  You might not agree with all of our tips on this website,  You might not want to take the train instead of a flight or take military showers.  But I am sure that anyone who reads this website will find at least 50% of our advice ‘to be beneficial for their life and wallet.

I recommend that you find stocks to buy and invest the money you save into environmental technology companies.  This allows you to further profit while helping promote positive change.   It is always best to try to find solutions that are both greener and benefit to your economy.  Solutions that have a positive effect on the individual as well as help the individual is easier to implement and is more likely to become common practice.  Solutions that add extra work or extra expenses are less likely to be widely adopted since most people will fail to do so.  Many people believe life is too hard without adding extra challenges.

This is why we here at Environmental Education  Ohio tries to promote easy solutions with economical benefits.  These are easiest to adopt.  Those among our readers who have the passion to look for more advanced solutions will have no trouble finding them.  This website is for beginners and people who are looking for easy ways to help the environment.  Solutions that can be adopted by every one and that will have a large impact if everybody does so.

Quick tips to live greener

Living a greener lifestyle is beneficial not only for the environment but also for personal well-being. Here is a list of tips to help you adopt a more sustainable and environmentally friendly lifestyle:

  1. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Follow the three Rs to minimize waste and make the most out of the resources you consume.
  2. Use Renewable Energy: Switch to renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power for your home.
  3. Conserve Water: Fix leaky faucets, take shorter showers, and use water-efficient appliances.
  4. Drive Less: Opt for walking, biking, carpooling, or using public transportation to reduce carbon emissions.
  5. Eat Locally and Seasonally: Support local farmers and reduce the carbon footprint associated with transporting food.
  6. Minimize Single-Use Plastics: Use reusable bags, bottles, and containers instead of single-use plastics.
  7. Plant Trees and Gardens: Planting trees and maintaining a garden can help absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen.
  8. Compost Organic Waste: Create a compost bin for organic waste to reduce the amount of trash that ends up in landfills.
  9. Use Energy-Efficient Appliances: Replace old appliances with energy-efficient models to reduce energy consumption.
  10. Buy Eco-Friendly Products: Choose products that are sustainably sourced or made with environmentally friendly materials.
  11. Reduce Meat Consumption: Eating less meat, especially beef, can significantly reduce your carbon footprint.
  12. Use Natural Cleaning Products: Opt for natural cleaning products to reduce the number of chemicals released into the environment.
  13. Support Green Initiatives and Companies: Support policies and companies that prioritize environmental sustainability.
  14. Educate Yourself and Others: Stay informed about environmental issues and share your knowledge with others.
  15. Reduce Paper Usage: Go digital whenever possible and avoid printing unnecessarily.
  16. Install LED Lights: Replace incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient LED lights.
  17. Use a Programmable Thermostat: Set your thermostat to use less heating and cooling when you’re not home.
  18. Participate in Community Cleanups: Join local community cleanups or organize your own.
  19. Be Mindful of Water Usage in the Garden: Use collected rainwater for watering plants and avoid over-watering.
  20. Recycle Electronics Properly: Don’t throw away old electronics; find a proper e-waste recycling center.
  21. Participate in Carbon Offset Programs: Invest in carbon offset programs to balance out your own carbon emissions.
  22. Buy Second-Hand: Purchase second-hand items when possible to reduce the demand for new production.
  23. Reduce Junk Mail: Opt-out of physical mailing lists and switch to electronic communication.
  24. Use Water Filters Instead of Buying Bottled Water: Reduce plastic waste by using a water filter at home.
  25. Encourage Workplaces to Go Green: Advocate for sustainable practices within your workplace.
  26. Be a Conscious Consumer: Be mindful of the impact of your purchases and choose products that align with your values.

Remember that living greener is not just a one-time effort, but a continuous commitment to making choices that are more sustainable and beneficial to the environment. Every small action counts.

  • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. —Margaret Mead