It was Earth’s Day a few days ago. If you haven’t had the time to celebrate it, don’t feel bad. In fact, it can be a good thing. Now instead of taking part in pointless, absolutely meaningless celebrations, you can actually do something for change. I think that people should be judged by the things they promise or say will do in an indefinite time in the future, but the actual steps they take here and now. I’m not talking solar panels on the roof and ripping the carpet to put bamboo floors.
Not that it wouldn’t be nice! Quite on the contrary, but these improvements will cost you a lot. What I have on my mind are simple, yet highly effective tips that concern your day-to-day routine. For example, upgrading to energy-efficient appliances can save up to 30% of your energy bill each year. Running a dishwasher only when it’s full can save up to 400 gallons of water a month! If you want to learn how you can save a lot more of energy, valuable resources and money, continue with our list.
Switch to Energy Saving Bulbs
Incandescent light bulbs are a thing of the past. Though lots of people and manufacturers still cling to it, the change is slow, but irreversible. Right now CFL bulbs are more expensive that regular ones, but they offer up to 80% energy savings! It also means CFL bulbs last six to 12 times longer. What’s best about CFL bulbs is you don’t have to replace electrical wiring and you can change one bulb at a time. You can also pick the shape, colour and size plus brightness level and temperature of the bulb.
Keep Carpets, Wood Floors, Rugs Clean
Flooring is vital for your home. Not only it’s the area that gets the most dirt and dust, but it also is the canvas along with walls on which you start painting your home interior décor. Keeping it clean with green cleaning solutions like baking soda, white vinegar and lemon juice will save lots of animals and possibly human lives. When hiring carpet technicians in Ealing, for example, always check if they use green cleaning solutions!
Place Plants Around
I don’t need some agency to tell me that plants are good for my health. I already knew that! I’m clever enough to know that 2+2 equals four. However, I want to stress the fact that lots of scientific communities have proven that plants filter the air. They remove toxins and dust from the air, give-off oxygen and increase humidity levels naturally.
Author Bio: Jacky Smith likes to write about everything green – from tips for green and sustainable living to plants and even decor ideas with green colours.