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Going Green: Falling in LUV with Your Environment

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Valentine’s Day is about showing how much you love the things near and dear to you, including your home sweet home.  Whether you live in the city, suburbs, or rural areas, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show how much you adore your environment and your home community.

Here are some ideas to consider:

  • Cities of Light and LUV - There’s nothing more beautiful than a city at night!  If you’ve lived in a city your whole life or just moved to one, you know cities really do never sleep.  In the hustle and bustle of city life, it’s important to conserve energy.  One way to do so is to buy a power strip for your electronics; it’s easy to switch off when not in use.  Another tip is to use halogen light bulbs, which use less energy than a normal light bulb and will still shine as bright!
  • Rebooting Rural Hearts - If you live in the rolling hills with acres and acres of land, there aren’t many places to recycle.  One way to do some spring cleaning is to donate plastic items, art supplies, or clothes to your nearest school, which will most likely take donations!  Another way to LUV your green ground, is getting rid of those wacky weeds.  Research what kind of weeds are going reckless and choose a product that will get rid of them without harming the land.
  • Suburb Sweethearts - Having lived in the suburbs my entire life, I know how much energy is used daily, typically it’s too much! The number one thing that uses the most energy is cars.  When I’m visiting my parents, instead of driving to take my dog to a park, I take long walks or I look for opportunities to carpool.  My neighborhood also recently started recycling, so research community services that can pick up your recyclables right from your curb!

How does your environment make you fall in LUV over and over again? Share some tips on how you care for your home, inside and out!