Did you know that humans extract about 55 billion tons of fossil energy, biomass, minerals, and metals from the surface of our planet? Well, it’s true. This staggering statistic is only one way that people are accidentally but irreversibly damaging the very environment that sustains them.
Luckily, it’s easier than ever to do your part in protecting the world by living an energy efficient lifestyle. Read on to learn more about how you can make this happen!
It’s easier than ever to do your part in protecting the world by living an energy efficient lifestyle. Read on to learn more about how you can make this happen!
1. Use Energy Efficient Electricity
We use electricity for almost every aspect of our daily lives. From illuminating your office to charging your phone to relaxing in front of the television, being plugged into an outlet is something that we often take for granted. While many people use electricity from fossil fuels, it’s just as easy to get it from sustainable sources.
Ecotricity proves that electricity from windmills and solar power can keep your daily life just as comfortable as it would be with nonrenewable electricity. Plus, these energy sources are less expensive than mining for fossil fuels. Talk about a win-win situation!
2. Reuse and Recycle
You’ve probably heard a lot of lectures on the importance of recycling, but it’s worth repeating. Plastics and cardboard can be recycled, as can most aluminum cans. Just make sure that you clean it out before tossing it in the recycle bin- if it has sauce or dirt inside, it’s going to end up in the landfill despite your efforts.
3. Walk (When Possible)
Gas is one of the most harmful things that people destroy the environment to obtain. Fracking is a process that pollutes the groundwater as well as the air and soil. By walking to places that are close to you, it’s possible to save oil and do your part in stopping this pollution.
If a destination is too far to walk, consider biking or carpooling. This will help to minimize your carbon footprint as well.
4. Go Paperless
It’s impossible to live a completely paperless life, but it’s really easy to cut back on what you consume. You can store documents on your hard drive or on the Cloud safely and securely rather than printing them. It’s also simple to sign up for online credit card statements and pay your bills virtually.
If you’re a big reader, that’s a great hobby to have. You can save the environment (and a lot of space) by purchasing a Nook from Barnes and Noble.
Share images and on social media about how people can change their lifestyle very slightly to be a bit more eco friendly
5. Spread Awareness
Finally, make sure that you spread awareness about how people’s everyday actions impact the environment. Share images and on social media about how people can change their lifestyle very slightly to be a bit more eco friendly. Talk to them about why the environment is important to you and share how they can help.
Save Energy (and the World) ASAP
While saving energy may sound like a challenge, it’s actually an incredibly easy task.
Now that you know how to be as energy efficient as possible in your daily life, it’s time to get started. Check out the ‘living green’ tab on our home page for more information on how you can invest in eco-friendliness. It’s time to ensure that you live a lifestyle that lets you do your part in saving the planet.
What are your tips for being more energy-efficient?
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