Living a “green” lifestyle takes a daily commitment to making decisions that will benefit the earth. I was given the opportunity to review Painless Green an e-book by Shel Horowitz. This book contains 111 tips on how you can become a “greener” person by just changing a couple of things you do on a regular basis. These tips cost little to nothing at all and can save you money in the long run, as well as decrease your carbon footprint.
I loved reading through Painless Green because the tips were all practical, some I had heard before, others were new to me! I strive to live an eco-friendly lifestyle, saving energy, water and resources to better the earth. Shel even admits in his book that the easiest thing that any person can do to offset their carbon footprint is to reduce their use of water. Just think of all the things you do that take up tons of water! I challenge you to get creative and decrease the amount of water you use on a daily basis.
I would love to share some tips with you, but if you would like to read more you will have to buy the book! This book only costs $9.95 and can be found exclusively at http://painlessgreenbook.com/. Painless Green is divided up into specific sections that help you narrow your focus on certain areas of your life!
These three tips are from Painless Green:
Save Money and Energy on Heating, Cooling and Lighting4. Put your hand over an electrical outlet on an outside wall on a cold night and you’ll feel the rush of frigid air! Insulate your electrical outlets, switches, and phone jacks on outside walls. If your energy auditor didn’t give them to you, most hardware stores sell inexpensive foam outlet and phone jack insulation pads; just unscrew the face plate, slip the foam pad on, and put the face plate back.
Lower Your Carbon Footprint for Cooking
35. Clean the coils behind your refrigerator. Vacuum them every four to six months. (You may have to unscrew a panel to get to them.). Your refrigerator will run cooler and quieter, last longer, and use less electricity.
85. Fill your fuel tank in the morning or evening; the gas is denser then, so you get more for the same price.
These three tips stood out to me as things that I should be doing! Tip #4 would benefit my heating and cooling bill because I have a couple outlets in my house where you can feel a draft! I didn’t even know that you could insulate your electrical outlets! For tip #35, I have actually never done this! I think it’s about time to clean my refrigerators coils!!! Tip #85 is just a great piece of information! Who’s doesn’t want more gasoline for their money?
I want to encourage you that reading this book will make you an informed person! Being an informed person means that you are given the steps to actually live an eco-friendly lifestyle! It takes more than just turning the water off when you brush your teeth! Being “green” means that you buy local food and support local businesses. It means that you recycle and up-cycle as much as you can! It means that you are accountable to keeping the Earth a green and healthy place! I invite you to learn more about being “green”!
Overall, I loved reading Painless Green and I would recommend this to anyone that is wanting to try to live a “green” lifestyle. I think this book is chalk full of great tips that will help someone that is just learning about their carbon footprint, as well as a good reminder to those that are living a simple eco-conscious lifestyle. This $9.95 e-book will be a great investment for you and save you tons of money in the end!
Come back on April 8 and then again on April 12 to enter to win a copy of Painless Green e-book! Shel has generously offered to giveaway 3 copies of his e-book!!! Painless Green will be included in all three blog hops featured in April on Brittleby’s Corner. Interested in getting an early entry into all three blog hops? Leave a blog post comment below telling me your best green tip that helps save you money and decreases your carbon footprint!
Thank you Shel Horowitz for providing me with a copy of your e-book for review. Although I received this product at no charge, all opinions expressed in this post are my own.