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From the basic to the less obvious, greening your lifestyle can save money, time, and maybe the planet.
Greening one’s lifestyle has recently become in vogue, but it’s not the sort of trend that can really be labeled a fad. The importance of the environment and the presence of global warming are only becoming more evident each day, and we are all forced to take a look at the rampant consumerism that has simply gotten out of control. It is practically impossible to be “eco-perfect,” but there are many easy ways to green one’s lifestyle — reducing, reusing, and recycling — and finding it inspiring, creative, and often money-saving!
There are a few easy things even the laziest folks can do to make a difference. Swap your incandescent bulbs for longer-lasting, money–and energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). Keep your thermostat just a couple degrees cooler in the winter and a bit warmer in the summer to cut your energy consumption and lower your bills. Use a filter for your tap water and reuse your water bottle, which is also a big money saver. These tips can quickly become second nature.
There are so many simple ways to reduce the amount of “stuff” we use. Take paper, for instance: use both sides, put your printer on draft mode, and check out changethemargins.com and printgreener.com for more easy ways to save trees. Some stuff we get we don’t even want — like junk mail! Put a stop to as much as you can with free services like greendimes.com and catalogchoice.org .
One of the easiest things to reuse is shopping bags – the cotton totes are also more durable and easier to carry than paper or plastic. I like to keep one rolled up in the bottom of my handbag just in case. And it’s not too hard to find a free one either. Many retailers now offer them as shopping bags, special events offer them as gift bags, and even make-up counters have given them away with their bonus gifts.
Most parts of the city now offer streamlined recycling, which means you can put paper, glass, cans, and plastic all in the same bin. Recycling bins are available for free at several locations or you can just write “Recycling” on any trash receptacle, which should work just as well. And if your conscience isn’t enough to get you sorting, recycling is the law in Philadelphia. If you don’t recycle, you can be fined up to $300! For more information on how to recycle in your district, visit recyclingpays.phila.gov .
I’ll bet you a carbon offset that you can find the perfect armoire, roller skates, or lampshade faster on Craigslist.org than you can at Target. You’d be surprised what people are selling cheap — and even free! And if gratis is all you can ...
Philadelphia Flower Show 2018
Dates: 3/4/2018 – 3/11/2018
Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia
1101 Arch Street
The Philadelphia Flower Show, internationally recognized as one of the nation's premiere events as well as the oldest and largest indoor show of its kind, is produced by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. PHS has more than 15,000 members throughout the country, offers hundreds of educational programs year-round, and is considered the nationâ�TMs leading authority on urban renewal through greening. PHS's acclaimed Philadelphia Green program restores neighborhood parks, creates community gardens, conducts large scale tree plantings, revitalizes vacant land, engages thousands of citizens in community development activities and maintains treasured public landscapes. Its greening efforts are modeled in many cities across the country.Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the Philadelphia Flower Show 2018? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.All information in Events In America is deemed to be accurate at the time we add it,and we take steps to verify all details and update our records when new information is provided, but as people, events and circumstances change, we caution users to independently confirm all information. EventsInAmerica.com and Events In America LLC make no guarantee of accuracy and assume no liability for inaccurate information.