Updated: Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009, 3:23 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009, 10:00 AM EDT
(WPRI/WNAC) - You know 'Going Green' can be a lot easier than you think. In fact, some little things make a big difference.
So, The Rhode Show decided to show you some ways we are 'Going Green'. Maybe they'll give you some ideas on how to get started in your own home.
The first step on a path to a greener life is to recycle. Most Rhode Island families do it either because they want to, or because they're required to by local cities and towns.
But The Rhode Show's Courtney Caligiuri has found, by going green at the supermarket, she saves money.
"I never leave home without them. I take about four or five (bags) with me, and sometimes grocery stores actually give you money off on each bag when you use them. So, you know, four or five bags can save you about a quarter. And it also saves the environment from using paper or plastic," said Courtney.
In addition, Courtney has been using cookware from recycled materials.
In Elizabeth Hopkin's house, switching from standard light bulbs to energy saving CFLs means she doesn't have to change them out as often. And when you make one small change, its likely you'll make others as well.
After learning to cook on The Rhode Show, Elizabeth decided to plant a garden.
"Which is great, because we just come out here and pick the tomatoes, the basil, the green peppers."
That means those items are just steps away from the kitchen, leaving behind no carbon footprint from transportation.
After cooking, using phosphate-free dish detergent tablets won't impact the PH-levels of water that goes down the drain. That means aquatic life stays healthy.
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