It seems more and more people are choosing to lead a more environmentally-conscious lifestyle. This is great for our planet but many don’t realize just how easy living green really is.
If you want to do more for the environment without having to give up modern luxuries, you can do just a few simple things. These small changes could alter your whole perspective on what living green really means.
Be More Conscious of Your Water Consumption
Taking a bath can use more water than taking a quick shower. If you were to take a 10 minute shower, you would use approximately 25 gallons of water compared to 30 gallons when taking a bath.
You can save even more by installing a water-saving shower head that you can turn off while you lather up. These water-saving shower heads also slow down the flow of water that you get. This means that a 10 minute shower might only use 20 gallons. Just be sure that you shower quickly to get the most savings.
Energy Efficient Light Bulbs
Energy efficient light bulbs are easy to find and although you may pay more for them, you will save money over time. These light bulbs produce the same amount of light while using less electricity and they last much longer than a traditional bulb which means that you won’t have to replace them as much.
Full Loads For Your Dishwasher and Washing Machines
Many people wash clothes or use their dishwasher on a daily basis and this means they don’t always wash full loads. This results in wasted water and electricity.
Always wait until you get a full load before using them. You may even think that when you fill them up, they aren’t getting as clean but your dishwasher and washing machines are designed to be just as effective when full.
Of course, gas consumption takes a heavy toll on our environment. Many people jump in the car even when they are going somewhere close. Although it may be more convenient to hop in your car when you need a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk, if it’s within walking distance that might be a better choice.
Not only will it save money and natural resources but it’s also much better for your health.
Stop Using Plastic Bottles
Many people are becoming more health conscious as well and this has led to an increase in the consumption of bottled water. Although choosing to recycle can help, a better solution might be to invest in reusable water bottles and a water filter for your faucet.
This way, you can drink clean water and you won’t have to worry about the waste produced from the plastic bottles.
Incorporating little lifestyle changes like this can have dramatic results on the environment and your pocketbook. You can make an impact without having to exert much effort. It doesn’t take much to get started to do your part to save the earth so that future generations can enjoy all that is has to offer.