Tips to turn your home green.
Earth Day is rapidly approaching (April 22nd) and many of us are thinking of new habits that we can adopt to improve our impact on the planet. Planet Earth has always been kind to us and given us a home. However, we continue to kill off species, pollute the oceans and atmosphere, and use up precious resources. A great way to start leading an eco-friendly lifestyle is in the home. Read on for some easy ways to go green in your home life.
Even when items are not being used but are still plugged in, they’re using energy. Electronic devices still draw in phantom power when on standby. You can save on energy and use fewer resources by unplugging your devices when not in use.
Opt for Paperless Billing
Look for a more eco-friendly way to pay your bills, such as paperless billing. This will help to save on paper, ink, and is a more convenient way to stay on top of your notifications.
Change Your Lightbulbs
Switching to a compact fluorescent or LED bulb will lower your energy costs and consumption all while saving you money!
Recycling is one of the easiest ways to make a difference. It reduces waste in landfills, saves energy, and cuts back on the use of natural resources. Make sure you recycle what you can.
Cut Back on Plastic
Over 1 trillion plastic bags are used every year worldwide. Not only are they unnecessary, but they end up harming wildlife, floating in oceans, and killing marine animals when eaten. Be sure you cut back on your plastic consumption by saying no to straws, taking reusable cotton bags shopping, and getting reusable bottles and coffee cups.
Eat Less Meat
Animal agriculture accounts for a large percent of greenhouse gas emissions – more so than the entire transportation sector combined! Instead of eating meat, switch to meat alternatives like mock meats, beans, lentils, and vegetables.
Help the environment by planting flowers to help save the bees! The bee population is declining due to a variety of environmental issues. Many favorite flowers for bees include sunflowers, crocus, calendula, Echinacea, herbs, and fruit trees.
Check your home for leaks and fix immediately. If you don’t already do so, encourage everyone in your household to turn off the water while brushing their teeth.
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