Celebrated every April 22nd worldwide, Earth Day is the official day to appreciate the Earth’s environment and what it provides for us. It also serves as a reminder that we all need to stay in a green state of mind throughout the year and to take active efforts to protect our valuable natural resources.
There are a number of simple things each of us can do that can make a big difference when it comes to being more eco-friendly. Because we’re in the solar business, of course, we think one of the biggest and most important environmentally sound strategies homeowners can take is to add a home solar system. Here are 5 more everyday action items worth incorporating into your daily life to do your part in protecting the environment.
Uses Less Water
Consider turning off the tap when you brush your teeth and reducing your shower time. You will save four gallons for every minute that you are running water.
Pay Attention to Your Lighting
Turn off lights when leaving a room to reduce energy consumption. As well, you can slash energy use by replacing incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs.
Commit to Recycling
Make recycling part of your everyday life. The most important items to add to your recycling bin include aluminum, PET plastic bottles, newspaper, cardboard, steel cans, HDPE plastic bottles, glass bottles and jars and magazines.
Bring Your Own Bags to the Grocery Store
The average consumer uses about 200 grocery store bags per year. By simply carrying your items home from the store in reusable totes, you can make a significant and positive impact on the environment.
Use a Refillable Water Bottle
Approximately 50 billion plastic water bottles end up in US landfills every year. And, most of these bottles were filled with nothing more than tap water. Why not save some money while saving the environment by filling up a refillable water bottle with tap water from your own faucet?
Want to learn more about how to leverage solar energy to increase your commitment to protecting the environment? Call Cool Blew Solar today.