Earth Day is April 22nd. To celebrate, we're sharing our best tips for eco-friendly living at home.
Eco-Friendly Living Tips
Turn it off. One of the most important things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint is through energy conservation. Turn off your electronic devices including TVs and you could see huge improvements, most noticeably in your energy bills!
Invest in eco-friendly technology. Want to go further than turning it off? Make sure that the tech you have is as energy-efficient as possible. This way, you’re using less energy for the time that it's on, saving money, and reducing your energy output.
Don't waste food. Wasting food isn’t just a huge waste of food and money, it adds to the amount of CO2 being created in landfills. Try not to only produce and buy what you will need and eat.
Compost. If your food goes past its ‘best by’ date, then try composting it rather than putting it in the garbage. Not only will this help create a natural fertilizer and keep your garden green, it’ll also reduce the amount of waste going to landfill - and as it won’t break down anaerobically, there will not be a build-up of methane gas.
Recycle. Do you already recycle or have thought about it? You can recycle almost everything, from batteries to paper to cars. Before you throw it away, take a minute to find out if you could recycle it instead.
Use eco-friendly cleaning products. Many cleaning products have harmful chemicals that aren’t environmentally friendly to create or dispose of. In fact, repeated exposure to these cleaning products can affect your health as well as the environment. Green cleaning products use more natural and organic methods of cleaning which are far less harmful.
Shop local. From clothes to food, the closer to home these products are made and bought, the less carbon is created through transportation. Not only that, but you’ll be supporting the local economy - something your local business owners appreciate!