Being eco-friendly, is the need of the hour. Dicaprio put it right, “Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.”
“Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realising that life is made up of little things.”- Frank A. Clark
Replace bulbs by compact fluorescent light bulbs because they save 66% more energy than incandescent light bulbs. It will save 400 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions if you trade one incandescent bulb with 1 CFL bulb.
By using multi socket extension leads you can save up to 15% energy by switching them off when not in use. Your television is on stand by for almost 17 hours a day which uses up a lot of energy.
To make the hardwood flooring, it is suggested to use bamboo because of its faster growth than any other plant. Its quick rate of replenishment means it is more environment friendly than timber for hardwood flooring.
Let The Heat In
Only 13% of people keep their blinds open during the day to let the heat in. 10% energy can be saved on heating when you open up the blinds to let the sunlight in during the day.
Keep It Cool
Refrigerators use a lot of your energy and also gives out a lot of greenhouse gases. When the refrigerator is kept in sunlight it takes up a lot of energy to keep things cold. Thus, wasting more energy and emitting more harmful gases. It is advised to keep refrigerators in the shade for better results. Also, peeking into the refrigerator frequently loses a lot of energy per day and can result in a big hike in your electricity bill per year. So, think before you open that door aimlessly.
Use a microwave instead of a convection oven because 50% less energy is used by a microwave. Use glass, silicon or ceramic dishes because of more efficiency offered by them in the oven and can reduce the cooking temperature required.
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa