Practical ways to go green: Eco-friendly

Eco-friendly, Green people are the discussion topics that get attention world wide. Eco-friendly products are the nature friendly products, that are made with environment in mind, which cause minimal or no harm on the environment.
You might have noticed that "Go Green" is much focused these days. Manufactures are very keen in making their products eco friendly. This is evident as we see lot of advertisements that emphasis about this. There are eco friendly shoes, clothing, bags, food, cars, toys, furniture, laptop, hotels, companies, flooring, paints, bedding products. Eco-friendly product manufacturers look for the best ways to minimize depletion of the environment during production and transportation of their products to market.
How to go green? There are several ways, by which we can 'Go green' in our practical life. Any thing we do to save our environment from pollution is green and eco friendly. Some of which I can think of are:
* Save power, do not waste electricity, use compact fluorescent lamp that consumes less power.
* Do not waste water.
* Plant trees in your yards.
* Go for organic foods. In countries like USA, where organic foods are priced higher, people go for non-organic food. I read an article that said, the high price of organic food stems largely from supply and demand economics. There's more demand than supply, so prices are higher. When more and more people realise thevalue of the organic food and start to buy it, the price is likely to go down. Try going for atleast one organic product every week.
* Major portion of the green house gas emissions comes from cars. Use a bike ifpossible and the weather permits. Do car pool whenever possible. Take public transport where ever you can. Consumer who is much concerned about global warming may consider buying a hybrid car. But these cars are highly priced. Go for it if you can afford one. These cars give excellent mileage of 50 miles per gallon.
* Use your own cloth bag, instead of plastic or paper bags, when you go for shopping.
* Go paperless with your bank and credit card statements, insurance, utility bills etc; when every details is online and you are accessing your internet 24/7, you can get everything  through your emails, set remainders of the bills to be paid etc. Use less disposable plates, cups, spoons etc or use the ones that are biodegradable. Avoid plastic materials. 
* Go for recharagble batteries rather than the regular ones. We use batteries foreverything at home. We just dump the depleated ones at trash. And once they are in the landfill, the insides of the batteries leak into the ground, possibly contaminating groundwater. We can atleast lessen the number of batteries we throw by recharging. Two regular AA batteries last between 20 and 30 hours depending on the device you are using. but the two rechargeable batteries will last for hundreds of hours.
* Do not use bottled water at home. I saw people buying packages  of bottled water which they use in their home for drinking. The source of bottled water may be purified or just plain tap water. Most consumers don’t know and just assume thatbecause it is bottled, it is good. Instead, you can just boil the water collected from your pipe and then filter it. This will save money and also most importantly, is disposing the empty bottles. Our landfills are accumulating these non-degradable remains in huge quantities.
* Reclycle the unused mobiles phones. Give it to someone who would use it. Do not just keep it in your cupboard or just through it out in a junk. Some Mobile Phone batteries contain Cadmium that can pollute water, Mobile Phones also contain Lead and Beryllium both of which if not disposed of correctly can be harmful to the Environment. Each cell phone recycled helps prevent about 66 pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.
* Go for organic clothing. Organic clothing comes from all-natural materials. Say no to synthetics like polyester or rayon.