The new year is the perfect time to begin adopting new habits as you venture on your journey of greater sustainability in 2019. At Cool Blew Solar, we believe that sustainable actions, regardless of the size, can make a tremendous impact over time. Here are a few to consider:
Eat More Locally
Choosing locally-sourced foods can reduce your carbon footprint while supporting nearby farmers. Consider shopping at your local farmers’ market or join a community-supported agriculture (CSA) group. And why not get your hands dirty and grow your own vegetable garden. It’s a great way to get the whole family involved with a sustainable action.
Use Reusable Bags
How many plastic bags do you come home with every time you go grocery shopping? If you’re like most, you have a large stash of them filling up space in your kitchen. Reusable bags are far more sustainable than plastic bags. In 2019, resolve yourself to remember to keep a handful of reusable bags in the car and use them every time you shop. Not only will you be helping to save the planet, you’ll free up some valuable space in a kitchen drawer, too.
Nearly five percent of your household’s energy consumption is from the dryer, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Here, in the Phoenix area, clothes dry incredibly fast outside, especially in the warm weather months. Set up a few racks outside, and you’ll probably be amazed at the efficiency of line drying.
Consider a Home Solar Power System
A new home solar power system can reduce or even eliminate your monthly electric bill and enable you to dramatically increase your sustainability. And because systems can run problem-free for decades, your commitment to the environment will keep on giving for many years to come.
From the entire team at Cool Blew Solar, have a safe and enjoyable New Year.