You’ve probably heard a lot of contradictory information regarding going green. With so much information and misinformation, it can be difficult to know what the right green choices are. That’s why we decided to create a list of the top 5 green myths.
When electronics are turned off, they don’t consume energy.
This isn’t true at all. In fact, your electronics are consuming quite a bit of energy and most likely driving your electric bill up. Always unplug any electronics you aren’t using, this is what saves energy and money. Turning them off isn’t enough.
Small changes can’t make a big difference.
Not so! Actually making small changes can have a huge impact. Turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth, turning the thermostat up or down one degree, and buying recycled material are all examples of small changes that can make a huge difference.
Buying green is more expensive.
This isn’t always the case. In fact, buying green will usually save you money. For instance buying energy efficient lightbulbs may seem more expensive but the money they save you on your electricity bill more than pays for them. Another example of saving money by buying green is shopping at local farmers markets for fresh produce. This produce is usually less expensive than grocery store produce and it was grown using greener methods.
Old appliances are better than new for the environment.
Not true at all. In fact, if your appliances are more than 10 years old, they are probably much worse for the environment and you should replace them immediately with newer more eco-friendly models.
There is only one way to live green.
This might be one of the biggest misconceptions out there. Many people think living green requires drastic life changes, but you can be green without making huge changes. Try incorporating our 10 easy ways to be green, these tips will help you live greener without changing your lifestyle dramatically.