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Going Green on the Web

The Green Web: 6 Ways to be Greener on the Computer

The internet has made going green easier than it’s ever been. There seem to be endless websites that cover important topics on eco-friendliness, and for those that look at green living as a lifestyle choice these sites are infinitely helpful. However, the rest of us may not have the time or the ability to go completely green, so we do the next best thing and make small changes that leave a smaller carbon footprint on the world. The internet is a great source for many topics, but many people do not realize that using it so often and incorrectly can truly affect the environment negatively. Here are some ideas for how to use the internet to make your life greener.

1.) Sell or Give Away Old Things

Instead of throwing out old things, give them a chance at a second home by listing them on auction websites such as eBay or homemade DIY sites like Etsy! If you are not looking to sell your things, just put them up for free on Craigslist which is basically like putting it out on the curb! Either is better than letting perfectly good things lay around in a dump.

2.) Stop printing. Start Using the Cloud.

Cloud computing is seen by many as the future of technology. This has yet to be seen, but in the meantime cloud computing provides a great opportunity for people who need to manage documents without printing constantly. Services like Dropbox or Google Drive let you store your files in the cloud and download them from anywhere, so you don’t have to print as much. Also, using email instead of snail mail and having your receipts sent to you via email instead of printed out at the stores!

3.) Buy Second Hand

Buying things secondhand is not only cheaper, it is also better than constantly buying new things. Instead of creating more clutter at your home, recycle other people’s clothing and products that could be of use to you! Not only is this the more green option, but it’s a good tip for saving money and finding the most value!

4.) Support the Good Guys

The internet gives us the resources to research companies in a way we haven’t been able to ever before. Use this to look up companies you want to buy from and support the ones that have green practices. Also, many small businesses have added the use of the internet to make sales and make the customer experience even better. Find these small businesses and give them your business!

5.) Cut Down on Internet Time

Every website is hosted on a server that is working constantly, draining electrical power. When you spend hours on top of hours watching YouTube videos, checking statuses and reading 140 character blurbs, you are technically wasting energy. So basically, try to spend less time online!

And of course…

6.) Turn Off Your Computer!

Computers use A LOT of power, so turning it off when you’re not using it will do more than most people think. Aside from that, using a laptop or tablet instead of a desktop can help reduce your bill and save energy as well!

Of course, there are many more ways to be a more eco-friendly internet user such as purchasing a plan that forces you to live a more green lifestyle online. Learning about more green initiatives from blogs and websites is a great start, but it is not always enough. If you want to live greener, pay attention to this kind of stuff. Also, as long as you’re on the internet, start checking out those blogs that have environmentally conscious tips. Good luck!

9 Surprising Things You Can Do Online

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The Internet is a bottomless pit of information that you can easily get swallowed in. While there are many things that are complete and utter wastes of time, there are many other online resources that can help you learn, save you time or even improve your health. Continue reading “9 Surprising Things You Can Do Online” »

Online Shopping: The Perfect Holiday Shopping Solution for the Minimalist

online shoppingToday, more and more people are taking a step back from the abundance of stuff that seems to clutter our lives. People are downsizing and simplifying in an effort to avoid the overwhelm that comes with too much stuff. However, even if you are a minimalist, you still celebrate the holidays and likely purchase presents for others. Online shopping is the perfect holiday shopping solution for the minimalist, no matter where you live, for so many reasons. Continue reading “Online Shopping: The Perfect Holiday Shopping Solution for the Minimalist” »

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Moving to Small Town America? What You Need To Know

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Moving to small town America from a more urban or suburban area is a big deal. It is often stated that moving is actually one of the top 5 stressors in a person’s life. This is even more so when you change the type of community you are living in. You may even find yourself experiencing culture shock. Whether your move is cause for joy or is out of necessity, there are things you need to know that will help you with your big move to small town America. Continue reading “Moving to Small Town America? What You Need To Know” »

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Dreaming of Writing a Book? Do it Now

writing a bookHave you always wanted to write a book? Do you have a story that is just begging to be told? It’s said that there is no time like the present and that is especially true this month. Did you know that November is National Novel Writing Month? You can join in the thousands of people worldwide who are using this month to finally get their novel written. Continue reading “Dreaming of Writing a Book? Do it Now” »

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Top 25 Websites For Small Businesses

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To succeed as a startup, you need a combination of adequate planning, sound financial strategies, and best marketing strategies among other factors. The top 25 websites for small businesses gives entrepreneurs news, tips, tools, resources and support to succeed in their startups. The list of top websites for small businesses outlined below is in no particular order. Continue reading “Top 25 Websites For Small Businesses” »

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The Internet and Your Buying Habits

Online ShoppingBuying has been revolutionized by the Internet. There are so many ways in which it affects the way we shop: choices, price comparison, sources, research and marketing. With high speed Internet in your home, you have access to so much more when it comes to buying anything. Make purchases for yourself, your home, your business, gifts for others and more anytime. Continue reading “The Internet and Your Buying Habits” »

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Get Organizing Help Online

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So many people face challenges when it comes to getting organized and staying organized. Yet as a new year begins, we tend to start anew and vow to get things in order. But, maintaining the momentum is hard. You need a plan and luckily there is an abundance of help available to you online, so you can keep moving forward with your organizing until your home is exactly the way you want it to be. Check out these great resources. Continue reading “Get Organizing Help Online” »

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9 New Skills You Can Learn Online

Learn Skills OnlineWith high speed Internet, there are so many things you can do and learn online. In fact, a world of opportunities awaits you at your convenience. With websites like Kahn Academy and free online university courses, no matter how basic or how complicated the topic you are looking to master, there is a source at your fingertips. Continue reading “9 New Skills You Can Learn Online” »

Top 10 Reasons Your Family Needs Satellite Internet This Summer

Satellite Internet this SummerSummer fun for families involves lots of outdoors time, but having a resource for downtime, rainy days, the dog days of summer and when boredom hits is important. High speed Internet service in your home can take care of that regardless of where you live. Satellite Internet service is the best option in high speed Internet in rural areas throughout the country. Continue reading “Top 10 Reasons Your Family Needs Satellite Internet This Summer” »