There are many actions that can be taken to minimize the damage to our environment and reduce our ecological footprint. Try out these methods at home to reduce the usage of resources as much as possible.
Save Energy at Your Place
Turn off all the electrical equipment when they are not being used. The electrical equipment include television, stereos and even refrigerators and air conditioners. Invest in energy-efficient light bulbs and electrical appliances. You can also go completely green and invest in a reliable and efficient solar energy system.
Go Green, Reuse And Be A Recycling Fanatic!
Gather up all the plastic and paper bags in your home and drive up to the nearest recycling centre. Dump them in the specific lots to be recycled. On the way back home you can grab a reusable produce bag or two. They are super trendy and they do a great job in carrying your heavy items; be it the groceries, the small sized equipment and other shopping items.
Save Water in Your Home
Start with fixing up all your leaky faucets and any damage to the pipe system. And another step further is to make it a habit to turn off taps while you are shaving or brushing your teeth. Try to collect the water you have used to wash vegetables. You can use this water to water the houseplants.
Go For Natural Air Conditioning
Do you actually need your air conditioner blasting away freezing cold air at you at all times?Lower the shades or draw the curtains in your home to keep the interior of your house cool and relaxing all day. You can reduce the usage of air conditioning and even electrical fans.
Stop Using Your Dryer
There is nothing wrong with going outside on a sunny afternoon and putting your clothes to dry. Did you know that you drier consumes a lot of energy that drives your electric bill up too?If that is not enough motivation to resort to natural light to dry your clothes, then what is?
Dispose Of Things The Right Way!
Call up the local government unit and see if they have a method of disposing the used batteries, plastic items and even glass in an environmentally friendly manner. Gather up these items that are lying around your home that were dumped into the backyard and take them to these places to be disposed of properly.
Stop using The “Throw A ways”
Most of us tend to think just because it says “good to throw away” on the covers, it means you can actually throw away the products such as paper plates, napkins, plastic spoons, forks and even cups. These do not exactly dispose of well and they use trees to make these paper plates and napkins. Stop using these items altogether.
Water Your Garden the Right Way
Water the plants in your garden early in the morning or late evening. This will reduce the amount of water that is evaporated. Make sure you water the soil enough until it becomes moist, and not soggy. And if you can, collect the rain water and collect the water from your kitchen that does not contain any chemical residue.