Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at Home
Not only can you be a part of saving the world, by reducing your carbon footprint at home, you’ll also be doing your wallet a favor. While there are almost hundreds if not thousands of ways to reduce utility expenses, we’ve come up with some basic ideas you can implement right away. Are you ready for this?
Unplug what you can
Yes, that’s right. If its not turned on, it doesn’t mean it’s not sucking electricity from the socket. For gadgets you don’t use on a normal basis, pull the plug – televisions, coffee makers and grinders, computers, printers, etc.
Use the environment to your advantage
Instead of turning the fan on, open a couple windows to see if there is a draft. Open the curtains on sunny winter days and close them on sunny summer days. Look up and try difference solar/green technologies that can provide heating for your home and outdoor swimming pools.
Recycle, compost, and donate
Nearly everything at home can be recycled, composted, or donated. Here are just a couple of ideas:
- Recycle soda and water bottles
- Recycle bottles from the bathroom and kitchen (detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, etc.)
- Recycle plastic shopping bags
- Recycle paper and cardboard
- Recycle electronics such as computers, monitors, cell phones, televisions, etc…
- Compost kitchen scrap
- Compost yard waste
- Donate your old furniture
- Donate your books and music
- Donate your clothing and household items