Going green or conserving energy is more than just a fad these days; it’s also one of the best ways to do your share in protecting the environment. The good news is that saving energy doesn’t have to be difficult or tiresome. There are a lot of fun ways to make conserving energy fun. The practice becomes particularly enjoyable if you do it with other people, too. Here are some fun ways of going green.
Watch TV with your friends
This works great if you and your friends live near each other and you watch the same TV shows. Record the latest episodes of these TV shows and invite your friends over for a viewing marathon. This will help you and your friends conserve energy by using just one television set for a period of time. You can also invite neighbors over if you live in an apartment complex or condominium.
Design your own shopping bags
Reusable shopping bags are usually recommended for use over plastic bags. Plastic bags usually just get thrown away after first use, so they end up taking up a lot of space on landfills or the ocean. When the latter occurs, plastic materials endanger marine life. You can avoid contributing to this process by using reusable canvas bags.
You can turn this into a fun project by designing your own shopping bags. You can purchase shopping bags from your local craft store and design the bags using paint or beads. Your kids can even join in on the project.
Have a green, environment-friendly party
Get your friends together and invite them over for a green-themed party. You and your friends can have a lot of fun even without using up much energy; you can play card or board games or classic party games such as charades. Have a completely candle-lit meal of foods that can be prepared without the use of electrical appliances. You can prepare foods such as crudités, sushi and sashimi, vegetable salads, and fresh fruits with hand-whipped cream.