5 Energy-Saving Tips

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by Yoli Ouiya on January 16, 2014

Going green can seem like a daunting undertaking for such a big, worldwide problem. But with a mind shift and accepting that your small changes can have a big impact, instituting energy-saving habits will be quite easy if you put your mind into it.

To jumpstart your new and improved green lifestyle, consider starting from home. Going green is not only earth-friendly, but can significantly save you a lot of money in the longterm as well. Here are the top five ways for saving energy at the comforts of your home:

Air dry your laundry instead of using the dryer
This is a very cost-effective and energy-saving method. A nonprofit organization called the Project Laundry List states that the usage of the dryer results in at least 6 percent of each household’s electric bills. Sunlight has natural bleaching and natural disinfecting properties that get rid of stains and kill germs.

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Yoli Ouiya is a Green & Healthy Living Expert, Green Chef, Publisher and Editor in Chief of YolisGreenLiving.com. She is noted as the “Queen of Green” by Black Enterprise Magazine, and currently operates a boutique eco-lifestyle outfit Yoli’s Green Living Group. Black Enterprise included Yoli in its “Top 20 National Bloggers” of 2012, was named ‘Best in Green Living” by AllParenting.com, and listed as “Top 17 Black Woman Bloggers to Watch in 2013″ bu ForHarriet.com. With a certification in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell, she offers workshops, lectures, and organizes a variety of eco-chic green themed events in New York. She is currently on the board of directors for The New York Coalition for Healthy School Food, a health and nutrition specialist for Harlem Children’s Zone, and co-authoring a book slated for completion Spring 2014.

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