10 Eco Living Tips from Grades of Green

April 7, 2015

We all want easy ways to be green and these 10 eco living tips from Deckopedia and 1% For the Planet partnering nonprofit, Grades of Green Youth Corps make it easy. 0T4A7670Grades of Green is dedicated to inspiring and empowering students and the broader school community to care for the environment. What’s even better is that the partnership is donating 1% of sales from Deckopedia‚Äôs 50 Ways to Go Green to Grades of Green and as well as helping to share eco-friendly tips with participating schools and students.

Top 10 Eco Living Tips presented by Grades of Green Youth Corps:Youth Corps 2014-2015 copy

1. Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth and washing your hands! You’ll save 60 gallons of water in one week!

2. Take a 5 minute shower! You will save 175 gallons of water in one week.

3. Use a broom instead of a hose to wash outside patios and yards to conserve water.

4. When doing laundry, wash all full loads on the cold setting to use 80% less energy.

5. During the day, open the blinds to let natural light in and turn off all of the lights. 0T4A7461

6. Pick one day a week to go meatless. It’ll conserve enough water for 90 showers!

7. Turn off your car ignition if you’re waiting more than 10 second. Idling for more than 10 seconds waste more gas than restarting the engine and releases harmful air emissions.

8. Nix harmful chemical cleaners by creating your own green cleaning supplies with household items such as water, vinegar, olive oil and lemons.

9. Instead of bringing single-use items, pack your lunch in a reusable container to decrease waste and save money – you’ll be trash-free!

10. Doing some spring cleaning? Host a swap party to encourage reusing items and giving them a second life!

Want to learn more and make a difference? Whether you’re looking to conserve water, improve air quality, reduce trash and more, register your school for free at Gradesofgreen.org to download 40+ Green Activities and track your school’s green progress!

For more tips and how to be eco-friendly, check out Deckopedia’s 50 Ways to Go Green guide at http://www.deckopedia.com/50-ways-to-go-green.html.

50 Ways to Go Green is available for $19.95 at Deckopedia.com. The sturdy deck of cards offers Earth-friendly ways of cooking, eating, working, shopping and commuting. Many of the ideas are quick, 10-minute fixes, such as ways to stop junk mail, but the deck also includes more advanced projects, like how to plant a native garden or install solar panels. When purchasing the eco-friendly guide, Deckopedia fans are given the option to donate to Grades of Green.

Photos courtesy of Deckopedia and Grades of Green.

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