Not Sure How to go Green? Follow These Tips
Climate change is very real and happening all over the world. The point of going green is protect the planet for future generations. So, if you have children, imagine the type of world you want them and your grandchildren to live in. Acting now means you’re doing your part to ensure a safer future for them. Going green isn’t as complicated as it may look. There are lots of easy things you can do at home to contribute to a healthier planet. Here are some of those things.
Save Your Energy
Do you really need that light on? Is that extra cycle of washing necessary? Sometimes, we don’t even think about the energy we’re using because using energy often means convenience for us. And, in today’s world, the more convenience the better. However, you could slice your energy bill in half by making small cuts here and there. Find out more information about how your energy provider suggests you can make savings. If you’re not making the savings you’d hoped for, you should consider switching providers.
Reduce Water Usage
Water is something many families in the Western world can afford to cut down on. Do you keep the tap running when you’re doing the dishes or brushing your teeth? Do you enjoy nice long, hot showers? We often fail to notice how much water we’re using, but it’s usually far more than we need to. Consider installing a low-flow shower head in your bathroom so you aren’t using as much water each time you shower.
Did you know, the lower down your food is on the food chain, the less likely you are to be eating food pumped with chemicals. Processed meats and fish that are high up in the food chain are much more likely to contain components that are bad for your health. At the moment, meat factories are a major cause of pollution, so the less meat we eat, the less demand for it. If we can lower the demand for meat together, we can significantly improve our environment.
We all know that the more paper and ink we use, the bigger danger our forests are in. Thankfully, there have been huge strides towards going paperless, but people at home still tend to use it. Avoid printing out at home if you can by e-mailing instead of sending out letters. If you’re a book lover, you can go green by picking up an e-reader instead of buying paper books.
Don’t Be Quick to Upgrade
You don’t have to wait long these days until your phone company is calling you up and offering you the latest smartphone package, which may include a discount on a tablet too. Throwing away your electronics can lead to a huge build-up of mercury and toxins at waste sites. Although it’s tempting to have the newest gadget, try and hold onto your electronics for as long as possible or sell them on to new owners or second-hand gadget shops.
You won’t just see a difference in how much greener your home is, but how much you’re spending too.