So many people are trying to go green these days, but in our search for a better life and planet we are often left with many questions about what choices actually help improve our lives and make them more green.
In this forum, we explore simply choices between products or lifestyle options and research which choice is greener based on the amount of resources use, effects on the environment and the output provided for the user relative to the energy input requires. We also tango a bit with which option will save you, the consumer, more money!
bamboo vs. cotton
There is such a craze for products made of bamboo these days, how green and sustainable are clothes made with this fast-growing plant compared to good old-fashioned cotton. Let’s take a look…
So perhaps the most important things to consider when you are buying clothing made of bamboo or cotton are whether or not it is organic and where the clothing was made. Your chances of finding clothing made with organic cotton are much in specialty or boutique shops than in large department stores or places like Wal-Mart. This may mean an increase in cost, but the quality and durability of the clothing compensates for the increase in cost.
bath vs. shower
Everyone loves to soak in the tub once in a while, but have you ever asked yourself which one of the bathing options is actually better for the environment? Let’s take a look…
The equation for total flow for a shower is: gallons per minute x number of minutes in shower. So for example, if the flow rate were 5.5 gallons per minute and you stay in the shower for 15 minutes your total flow would be:
5.5 x 15 = 82.5 gallons