We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

– Native American Proverb

1. Increase Value of Your Home: You could significantly boost the overall value of

your home just by making your home eco-friendly. By installing solar panels on the

roof top or adding a water-saving toilet and shower, you will not only save money

but create a perk for new buyers should you ever sell your home. Moreover, green

homes use sustainable materials that have low impact on the environment.

2. Massive Savings in Energy Costs: The U.S Department of Energy states that if

buildings were all green-improved that the U.S. would use $20 billion less energy

every single year. You can also receive discounts by making your home a greener

one. These energy savings can come up as part of fixing small things in your home

or office that can reduce your energy consumption. For e.g.: just by running your

washing machine full loads, you can reduce significant amount of water and power

during each cycle.

3. Save money on your water bill: You can also potentially save hundreds of

dollars on your current water bill. Purchasing Energy Star appliances as well as

water-saving plumbing systems will consistently save you hundreds of dollars on

your water bill on an annual basis.

4. Green Homes are More Durable: When you create an eco-friendly home, you

are creating a more durable one. Recycled products have the tendency to last over

five times longer than traditional materials. This also means that you will save more

money on maintaining your home.

5. Improve Your Health: By purchasing an eco-friendly vehicle and home you

could be decreasing the amount of pollutants that get into the air. This makes both

the indoors and outdoors have cleaner air for you to breathe. Ultimately, you will

be breathing better air. Improved health means less spending on insurance

products and hospital bills.

6. For Your Kid’s Future: In the long run, you are doing the right thing for the

environment. You are creating a cleaner and brighter future for your children and

generations after.

7. Clean and Green Environment: When you go green, you are effectively

reducing your carbon footprint. By reducing pollution, you are reducing the amount

of energy that is being used and creating a greener and cleaner environment.

8. Recycling Helps You To Be More Creative: Not only do you save energy as well

as money but you have the opportunity to create useful items out of recycled

materials. This helps you to become more creative and come up with new ways to

be energy and material efficient. Buying less and buying used products are also

Green choices.

9. Breathe Healthy Air: Using all-natural products makes you a healthier person.

When you will be healthy, you are going to be more productive at workplace. The

less chemicals the products you use have in them, the less toxins you and your

family are breathing in. Everything from household products to cosmetic products

can be purchased as an eco-friendly product. Green homes have better indoor air

quality as paints and cleaners are low in volatile organic compounds which makes it

comfortable for home-owners to breathe.

10. Self-Sufficiency: Going green can help you to be less reliable on fuels and other

harmful toxins. You will become self-sufficient and be able to create new and

innovative ways to get back and forth to work and save energy in your home. Living

a sustainable life requires make use of renewable energies and other resources.

11. Boost Economy By Eating Green: Eating green means eat local, organic and

seasonal products. Eating green food have global consequences. When you buy

and eat organic food and dairy products, you can boost local economy and reduce

greenhouse gas emissions required to get that food on your plate. Eating organic

food will also make you a healthier person as it does not contain harmful

chemicals, pesticides and added hormones. Organic farming means responsible

land use and farming practices.

12. Reduce Electric Bill: By switching to renewable energy sources like solar

panels, you can save considerable amount of money every month on your electric

bill.  Green alternatives like CFL’s, LED’s and energy-saving door and window

fixtures use less energy and by replacing traditional bulbs with these, you can save

energy and money.

13. Increase Productivity: Going green saves you from toxic products and

environmental pollution. This helps you to live a healthier lifestyle which eventually

increase your productivity both at workplace and at home. When you breathe

polluted air, you are actually inhaling toxic chemicals present in the atmosphere

that could affect your body’s immune system to fight against infections.

14. Save Rainforests: Every year a large area of rainforests goes towards

developing of roads, highways, townships, and agriculture. In short, due to increase

in urbanization, people are using the areas covered by rainforests for their own

interests. Similarly, several trees are axed to produce a ton of printing and writing

paper. Rainforests act as air purifiers and are lifeline for thousands of plants and

animals.

15. Reduce Carbon Emissions by Green Travel: When you choose green mode of

transportation either by car pooling or public transportation, you actually reduce

your carbon emissions which helps you to reduce your carbon footprint. Using less

number of vehicles on road means less pollution in air and less money spent on

gasoline and car maintenance.

16. Making Stuff Requires More Energy: Preparing a stuff from scratch requires

more energy and thus has an environmental impact. By choosing green products

that are made up from recycled materials you can reduce your carbon footprint

and that will also reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills.

17. Green Products are Non-toxic: Green cleaning and skin products do not

contain toxic and harmful chemicals. When you choose to use traditional products,

think of all those chemicals that enter your body

18. Increase in Business if Product if Eco-friendly: If you are running business,

going green can help you to attract more customers. Consumers will jump on board

if a company or product is eco-friendly. If you market your business as an

environment-friendly one, then people are definitely going to buy your product.

19. Set as an Example For Others: If your business goes green, your employees

will be much happier. Employees will grow to appreciate the gestures and see that

you care about the environment and you may even be able to pass good habits

onto them.

20. Nature Took Care of Us; Its Time To Pay Back: The world is not going to be

around forever. The longer that you take care of it the longer it will last. Taking

small steps such as recycling and saving energy will benefit the Earth for a much

longer time.

21. Going Green Will Make You Feel Happy: Going green makes you a happier

person. You will feel better about yourself as well as the people and environment

around you. You will feel a sense of accomplishment for doing something positive

for our earth. By going green you are teaching a valuable lesson to your children as

well as their children. You are teaching them how important it is to be kind to

nature and the environment which is something that can be passed on for

generations.