Happy Earth Day! Today, we’re celebrating the planet by listing 10 easy ways to care for the world around us. If every person makes the conscious decision to conserve, we can make the world a much better place for generations to come!
Turn Off Electronics at Night
I know for many of us, we simply close our laptop or lock our phone screen before going to sleep. While these electronics are not in use, they are still sucking up unnecessary energy. On average, unplugging these items will save you around $14 a year on your energy bill… and who doesn’t love that!
Everyone loves saving money and getting cheaper bills. However, a lot of people don’t know that there is a lot that they can do to help them out with this. For example, as stated turning off electronics at night will help you (and the earth) save on your energy bills. However, another thing that you can do, is to consider switching energy providers. By looking for different electricity providers like these Reliant Energy plans you can compare the switching price to your current plans price and you might find out that you can save a bit more money if you decide to switch as well. Along with energy deals, there are tips and tricks that can help you save money and make your home more energy-efficient. For instance, you can make sure your home is properly insulated, you can buy energy-efficient appliances, and replace your windows. There are so many more things you can do to save energy, so if you’d like to learn more, you can click this link.
Try Vegan Fashion Products
Opt for a vegan alternative in your wardrobe, such as our New Vegan Collection of Bearpaw shoes! These styles are composed of 100% vegan materials and certified by PETA.
Don’t Pre-Rinse Your Dishes
Let’s be honest, nobody likes to do the dishes. Make things easier on yourself and the earth by limiting pre-washing and just letting your dishwasher do the dirty work.
Get Creative with your Gift Wrapping
Reuse gift bags or get creative by wrapping your gifts with unusual household objects. There is no need to excessively waste a resource just to rip it apart!
Buy Local Groceries
Not only will this help to sustain your local economy, but this small step will limit the pollution caused from transportation of products. Make a fun day out of this by visiting your local farmer’s market!
Take your Travel Cups Everywhere
Keep your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold by utilizing a reusable insulated cup. Paper cups cause so much unnecessary waste and most coffee shops will give you a discount for bringing your own!
Reduce your Junk Mail
Think of how many miscellaneous papers are wasted through your junk mail. Try to switch to ebills whenever possible, and register for services that are dedicated to reducing junk mail.
Do Errands in Batches
Not only is this an efficient user of time, but doing your errands in batches limits your fuel costs. Make these errands even more fun and efficient by pairing up with a friend to grocery shop.
Lower your Water Consumption
Easy adjustments in your water consumption will go a long way to helping the planet. For example, be sure to turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth, as this can save up to 5 gallons of water per day. Also, try to limit your showers and whenever possible, opt for a shower instead of a bath. Baths use almost double the amount of water than showers. Showers have become so popular recently, there seems to be more people upgrading their showers due to using them so often. People seem to be looking into glass panels for their showers these days, as they are more durable than shower curtains, for example. By taking a shower, you can help to limit the amount of water you use. Moreover, on the topic of home improvement projects that can have a positive impact on the environment, if your bathroom is particularly old, it might also be beneficial to call out a plumber to determine whether any of your plumbing could do with an upgrade. Nowadays, a plumber can take care of everything from installing a new shower to carrying out a main water line replacement. If your house relies on old pipes and plumbing to deal with your water supply then there is always a possibility that your system might not be working as efficiently as possible and so contacting a plumber can help you to identify any areas of improvement.
Adjust the Temperature
Lowering your home’s temperature by just one degree will save up to 10% in energy usage each year. Break your routine and set your thermostat for a comfortable and efficient temperature. Also, try to not have these units run while you are not at home.