Fabio Mendez is a high-level, infrastructure finance executive and experienced project structuring professional who also cares about the environment. While going green is more popular than ever before, getting started can be a bit intimidating. However, it’s easy to do if you just start small. Here are a few suggestions for those who are just beginning their “green” journey.
First off, turn off the water. It seems small but it can make a big impact. Turn off the water while you brush your teeth, shave or shampoo your hair. The amount of water wasted in those minutes really adds up if you leave it running.
Next, switch to LEDs. Incandescent bulbs use up a lot of energy, and some are concerned about the environmental effects of CFLs, so LEDs are a great way to save money and energy when you have your lights on.
Another great way to go green as a beginner is to recycle. Get the proper bins for your area and sort the metal, plastic and glass so they can be recycled and used for something else. It’s a small step that can have a huge impact on the environment.
Go paperless! Do online bill payment and save a ton of paper. It’s easy, convenient and saves energy and trees. Go Green America suggest that if every American switched to online bill pay, we could save 18 million trees.
Buy local produce. It has as tremendous impact on the environment with added benefits for you! By taking your dollar away from large companies who waste energy by shipping food astronomical distances, you are supporting your local economy and get the freshest, tastiest produce around. Fabio Alberto Mendez Dangond appreciates the local produce in his town, and took this step long before he knew it was green.