It’s growing increasingly apparent that everyone needs to step up to help remedy the problems we’ve caused with the environment since the industrial revolution began more than a two centuries ago. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that difficult to make a positive impact.
Many people are unaware of something called a phantom load. This is the terminology used to describe the energy your appliances use even when they aren’t turned on, and it’s costing you money and it’s putting a strain on energy resources. Unplug your appliances when you aren’t using them.
Ease Up on the Bathing
Relaxing in a hot shower or bath feels great, but you’re not doing the environment any favors, especially in drought-stricken areas. Did you know that if you take a minute off each shower you take, you could save around more than 100 gallons of water every month? Give it a try.
Don’t disregard your bank and credit card emails that ask you if you want to go paperless. Sign up for online-only statements. Around 18 million trees are felled every year just for bills and bank statements. Do you part in stopping the deforestation and go paperless whenever possible.
Don’t Buy Bottled Water
Get a BPA-free water bottle that you can use over and over again and stop the unnecessary production of plastic water bottles, 90 percent of which are never recycled and take a millennium to break down in the landfill.
The more goods you can purchase locally means you’ll make a bigger impact on reducing the amount of emissions used in the transportation of goods from non-local sources. You not only protect the nature by reducing the carbon footprint, you’re helping local providers grow their businesses.
Did you know that if you take a minute off each shower you take, you could save around more than 100 gallons of water every month? Give it a try.
Anything you can do to reduce the number of trips you take in your car can have a positive impact on the environment.
Reuse Shopping Bags
Help reduce the production of plastic bags by using your own eco-friendly bags every time you go to the store.
Recycle your food waste and other biodegradable materials by creating a compost heap in your garden. Compost bins are also available if you have limited space.
Give Up Red Meat
Research reveals that you can cut carbon emissions at a higher rate by not eating red meat than you can by not driving your car. It’s estimated that agriculture causes around 15 percent of all emissions that contribute to global warming.
Properly Dispose of Refuse
If you’re embarking on a home improvement project or just getting rid of unneeded stuff, rent a dumpster from a responsible waste management company that will recycle what they can and divert hazardous materials to places where it won’t hurt Mother Nature.
If you follow these tips, you will contribute to protecting the nature and ensuring that everyone lives in a clean and safe environment. As a bonus, you are very likely to save some money because you will be consuming less. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.
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