Live Green this Summer

Summer is a great time to take a much needed vacation. Warm weather and additional free time make it the perfect season to hold backyard BBQs, attend ballgames or venture on that dream vacation. Taking a break from the daily grind can recharge your internal batteries, but one thing you should never take a vacation from is an eco-conscious mindset. Here are some tips to make your summer look and feel its greenest.

Keep it Cool
It's unavoidable. That sweltering summer sizzle makes air conditioning a must, but be sensitive to overuse. By turning up the thermostat just a few degrees, you can save yourself a lot of money while being environmentally conscious at the same time.

Green your grill.
Try propane instead of charcoal or wood briquettes because it produces a much cleaner burning option. If your inner grill master yearns for that signature taste, consider a natural product like those produced by Cowboy Charcoal. When you're finished with your grill, use natural cleaning products to avoid chemical residue. Tests show that they are just as tough on grime as traditional cleaners.

It's party time.
When possible, use real plates. If the situation requires disposables, utilize eco-friendly options. Many grocery stores offer paper plates that are made from recycled materials. Plastic straws can take hundreds of years to biodegrade. Instead, give Twizzler straws a try. They are especially good for children's birthday parties because the kids can eat the straws after finishing their drinks.

Avoid bug bites.
Traditional products work well at repelling mosquitoes, but they also may poison welcomed guests such as birds or butterflies. Even your family dog could be subject to an unhealthy dose of chemicals. Products, such as garlic barrier provide an effective and environmentally friendly alternative. Also consider planting rosemary as a natural solution for keeping bugs away.

For more tips on how to enjoy an eco-friendly summer, contact me today!

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top Agent
mobile or text 937-205-4741 office 937-573-0082
Real Living Realty - #1 in OHIO!
Realty, Mortgage, Title, Relocation

Bookmark and Share
Featured Listings
Real Living Open Houses

Blog article provided by Christina Cavins, a Nationally recognized Realtor with Irongate Inc. Realtors. Christina can be reached via email at ChristinaCavins@aol.com or by cell phone or text message at 1-937-205-4741. For Ohio real estate and homes see Ohio Real Estate.


Search homes for sale in the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) by visiting http://BuySellOH.com


Servicing the following towns and counties in Southwest OHBeavercreek, BellbrookCenterville, Cincinnati, Dayton, Fairborn, Greene County, Huber Heights, Kettering, Miamisburg, Montgomery County, OakwoodSpringboro, Springfield, Warren County, Washington Township, West Carrollton, Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Xenia, and Yellow Springs.

Join Christina Cavins on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, & YouTube

Comment balloon 1 commentChristina Cavins • July 27 2008 07:32PM


Nice Christina....good info here.  I am building a home right now and I'm building with Geo = Thermal....one more way to go green

Posted by Larry Bettag, Vice-President of National Production (Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001) over 10 years ago