Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the hottest actors in Hollywood and also one of the greenest. While one may not be able to copy his dashing good looks, we can definitely emulate his go green attitude.
Leo bought an eco-friendly condominium, which boasts eco paint, solar panels, water-saving features and a whole lot of other great green amenities. Most of us cannot afford a new condo in New York with so many features. However, we can learn from Leo and make simple and affordable improvements. For example, try installing an aerator in every faucet in the house. At less than $5 apiece, you will be making an easy green impact by saving water.
Leo also drives an eco-friendly car. Hot guy and cool car is a great combination. If you are in the market for a car, make sure to check out something with good fuel economy. You now have a choice between hybrids, clean diesels, compacts and even all-electric cars. A great green driving tip while keeping the car you have is to NOT let it warm up in the morning. It takes less than a minute for a normal car to warm. It will not only improve gas mileage it will not damage your car.
Our beautiful man has installed solar panels to help him offset the cost of electricity. Going off the grid is the dream of many in the green world, but sometimes the cost is just too prohibitive. Over the next few years, the cost of panels should be going down and it may be worthwhile to install solar panels in your house. An easy way to save energy is to turn up or down your thermostat a couple of degrees. If you don't have a programmable thermostat, it may be time to get one.
If you are traveling sometime in the near future, you may be one of the lucky people to fly commercial with Leo. He has been the poster man for not flying on private jets and only flying commercially. This one is the easiest to emulate since most of us already travel this way. It still makes my heart flutter knowing the potential to fly the friendly skies with Leo!
Going green is easy and everyone can do their part. From Hollywood actors to the stay-at-home mom, we all can do our part to help make the world a greener, cleaner place.
This article was written by Jackie Woods of www.GreatGreenIdea.com, a site dedicated to teaching about great green ideas and healthy green living. The goal of the site is to help the public on the quest for "Guilt Free Green Living."
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