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The Benefits of Green Living

The call for green living has been a worldwide campaign that encourages everyone to cut down their use of harmful and non-biodegradable materials and switch to more organic and renewable ones. However, is it clear to us why we have to support the eco-friendly lifestyle?

Here are some of the benefits you may reap from supporting the green living campaign:

Conserve Resources

Water and energy in the form of electricity are just some of the few resources that we can conserve to help save Mother Earth. If we use these resources wisely, there would be no excess consumption, making the resource more available to those who need them the most.

Less Waste

If we consume just enough for our needs and also support renewable and organic materials, we’ll have less waste to throw away. Cleaning would not be much of a chore when you can just stuff most of your garbage in a compost pit or use them as fertilizer for the plants in your garden or school.

Save Money

Consuming just the right amount of water or energy means not paying a cent more for these resources. Less garbage also means less money wasted.

Healthy Family

Supporting more organic food and products made of natural ingredients more than processed products also means allowing less chemical consumption for the family. Some processed products contain chemicals that when accumulated could be potentially harmful. Natural products are much safer and more eco-friendly.

Good Grades

Healthy students definitely perform better in school than unhealthy kids. Organic food provides more vitamins and minerals which are usually lessened or even eradicated in processed foods. Therefore, healthy living also ensures healthy grades.

Green Living is not a campaign that aims to bring down several industries of processed products. Rather, it is a call to action—to save Mother Earth and provide ourselves a healthier lifestyle.

Sources:

Laura K. Halik. “Going Green In Your Home-The Top 3 Benefits”. Ezine articles. (Posted on February 15, 2008). Retrieved on May 21, 2012 from http://ezinearticles.com/?Going-Green-In-Your-Home---The-Top-3-Benefits&id=988961
Celeste Whitehead. “What Are the Benefits of Going Green in Your Home?”. eHow Home. Retrieved on May 21, 2012 from http://www.ehow.com/list_6709046_benefits-going-green-home_.html
“How to Go Green: School Teachers”. TreeHugger. (Posted on October 14, 2008). Retrieved on May 21, 2012 from http://www.treehugger.com/htgg/how-to-go-green-school-teachers.html

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