Go Green: 3 cheap & easy ways to help save the planet

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By: Kristina Guerrero | Elyse Johnson Posted: 2:30 PM, Apr 20, 2017

Being eco-friendly can be hard and pricy so if buying a new hybrid or getting solar panels is out of the budget there are actually some inexpensive ways to be an eco-warrior. Kristina Guerrero has a list of super-easy and cheap ways to save the planet.

1.  Save Water

Use one little bottle of water to save on average 3,000 gallons of H2O a year. Carefully lower a bottle of water filled with water into your toilet. You’ll use less water and save on money flowing out of your house – not flushing as much money down the toilet and saving the planet feels good.

2.  Save Power

Turn on your money saving skills by turning off your power strips. Coffee makers, toasters and even cellphone chargers are some of the vampire devices that can continue to bleed electricity even when they're off. Just plug them into a power strip and that way you just have to flip one switch to shut them all down when you’re not using them. These power strips will reduce an average of 5 to 10 percent of your household energy consumption.

3.  Save Energy

According to energy star 90 percent of the energy used during a wash is from heating the water. They say switching from hot to warm can cut energy use in half, but using the cold cycle reduces it even more The detergents have gotten in on the action too creating products that get your laundry super clean even in cold water.

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