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10 Super Easy Ways To Go Greener At Home

 10 Super Easy Ways To Go Greener At Home...besides just recycling!

10 Ways to go greener at home


The number of ways we can go greener at home is endless. You can google "ways to go greener at home" and find hundreds of articles on the subject. I decided just to list 10, my favorite 10 ways to go greener at home. They are super easy, they save me money each month and they are helping the environment. What's not to like? 


10 Ways To Go Greener At Home...


1) STOP using disposable bags. There is so much plastic waste in the ocean that A Sperm Whale was recently found dead with 64 pounds of plastic debris in his stomach. 


2) STOP buying plastic disposable bottles. Buy an inexpensive reusable water bottle and fill it up regularly. 


3) SUPPORT your local economy and shop at your local farmers market. Remember to bring your own reusable bags.


4) PAY your bills online. Not only is it greener and an easier way to pay the bills, it is an also sanity saver.


5) REPURPOSE glass jars as leftover containers and bulk storage. Use in the kitchen and in the laundry.


6) DONATE and shop at thrift stores. You will be recycling perfectly usable items, you will be supporting your local economy and you will be saving money.


7) PROMPTLY fix leaky faucets, running toilets and broken sprinkler heads. Thousands of gallons of water gets wasted just from folks saving these minor projects for the weekend. 


8) UNPLUG unused chargers and appliances. It's the little things that go unnoticed but can help make a difference.


9) CONDUCT an energy audit of your home and sign up for green power at your local power company. Here in Northern Nevada, NVEnergy has several ways to save on your monthly energy bill. Click here,  NV Energy, to learn more.


10) PLANT an herb garden. They are super easy to start, super easy to maintain and grow. This one might be one of my favorite summer projects. Fresh rosemary, mint, basil to put in your salads or on top of your favorite pasta? What's not to love?

10 Ways to Go greener at home

April 22, 2018, is EARTH DAY 2018.  The worlds largest environmental movement is dedicating this day to End Plastic Pollution. In response to all of the poisoning and injuring of marine life, the littering of our beaches and landscapes, Earth Day is focusing on changing human attitudes and behavior about plastics in our culture.  Please head over to to see how you can participate and see what your city is doing to help reduce Plastic Pollution in your area. 


Looking to celebrate Earth Day 2018 in Reno? The earth day celebration will be held Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 11 am to 6 pm at Idlewild Park in Reno. This event is free and open to the public.


Looking to learn more about Clean Energy in Northern Nevada? Be sure to visit NVenergy for all of the latest information. To go paperless, start, stop or move your service,  visit NVenerg to save time and money.


Looking to learn more about recycling in Northern Nevada? Waste Single Stream Recycling has all of your answers. To go paperless, start, stop or move your waste pick up service, visit Waste Management


Looking for local Reno Thrift stores? Check out the top ten rated on Yelp. Yelp also has a list of the Top 10 Rated Reno Farmers Markets. Not all of the farmers have listed their 2018 venues, so be sure to stop back in June for the schedule.


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Comment balloon 10 commentsTerrie Leighton • April 12 2018 09:30PM


Hello Terrier, these are very good tips to go greener at home.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) over 2 years ago

I agree with all but paying bill's on-line.  with all the security breaches it is just a matter of time before we hear...XYZ bank got cyber attacked!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 2 years ago

I can see why these are your favorite 10 ways to go green, Terrie Leighton. Most seem almost easier to do than not to do!

Thanks for sharing these as well as where to look for more information. 


Posted by Bruce Kunz, REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale (C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100) over 2 years ago

Dear Terrie,

A list after my own heart. You are right about plastic debris. The plastic island in the Pacific ocean is larger than all Hawai'ian islands put together. Now, even we eat plastic, that is stuck to our carrots or in the meat of our livestock. Crazy! Plastic is amazing, but not everything has to be plastic, especially the cheapo bags that break down in sunlight & become the little flakes that stick to everything.

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) over 2 years ago

I'm with you on the herb garden.  Some herbs seem easy to grow--others, no matter what I do, just don't end up growing at all or wither up.  Wish I could grow them year round!

Posted by Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes) over 2 years ago

Great ideas and easy to implement!  I grow herbs indoors in small pots and outdoors in pots and in the ground. Nothing beats the flor of fresh herbs in our favorite recipes. 

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) over 2 years ago

Hi Terrie -- you've listed 10 great ideas to greener living. Thinking of the plastic trash circle in the Pacific Ocean the size of Texas.....  Congrats on the Feature.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 2 years ago

Hi Terrie

What a terrific resource of great ideas that anyone can implement. We do some of this but could certainly do more.

Have a great weekend!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) over 2 years ago

Great list that is easy to follow.

And the bonus is it can save us money.

Thanks for Greening our thinking.

Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA over 2 years ago

Thank you for commenting, John. Who doesn't like saving money, right? Have a great weekend.


Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) over 2 years ago

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