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How Green is Your Green Plan?

February 23, 2013

The term “going green” is very popular today, and it is something that individuals, families, and businesses around the country are all doing. Texas is no different. In fact, the green movement in the Lone Star State is immensely popular, and you will find a host of different ways that you can be even greener. However, sometimes, the green plan that you have for your family might not be quite as green as you hoped. You will find different levels of going green depending on just how much time, effort, and thought goes into it.

Levels of Going Green

The first level is the cursory level or the one where people say they are going green. For them, this might mean recycling some cans and bottles, and separating the recyclable material from the garbage. While this does help, it is just the beginning of what people and companies can do.

The second level goes a bit deeper and may include taking recyclable bags to use at the grocery store, or use recycled paper at work. They may even have some energy saving initiatives at home or work, such as a commitment to conserve water in the summer, or to turn lights off in unoccupied rooms.

On the third level, people and companies are highly committed to going green. Often, they will have alternate means of energy rather than traditional electricity. Solar power, for example, is extremely popular. Businesses might even choose to use webhosts and services that rely on wind and solar power, thus making their web presence green.

Being Really Green

Recycling your plastic water bottles is certainly going to be a good idea if that’s how you get your water. However, an option that would be even greener would be to start using filters.  The recyclable grocery bags are another good idea that you will want to incorporate. Solar power is now a much more affordable and viable option for many families as well as businesses.

If you want to have a truly green lifestyle, you can find a host of different ways that you can do it. You might think that you are being green right now, but you will want to take a second look at your plan and see some places where you might be able to improve. It might even help to have a consultant come and help you, especially if you have a business that wants to go even greener.

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