Transforming your household into a model of environmental conscientiousness can feel like an overwhelming task, but you can make a huge difference in your impact on the planet by making just a few small changes to your lifestyle. Here are a few easy ways to get started.
You can live a more Eco-friendly lifestyle by using less water and cutting back on your bottled water purchases. Take a shorter shower in the morning or install a low-flow shower head. The investment in a low-flow shower head will be worth it when you receive your next water bill and it is significantly lower than the last. Cutting back on bottled water purchases is easy. Even if you live in an area where your tap water isn’t the tastiest, purchasing a water filter will take some of that irony aftertaste out of your water and purify it to your bottled-water standards. Plus, a water filter will save you money in the long run, when you don’t have to take trip after trip to the store to purchase more bottled water!
Disconnect appliances when you’re not using them. Or, use a “smart power strip” that senses when appliances are off and cuts passive energy use.
Shop at your local farmers’ market. Local food doesn’t have to travel by airplane or long-haul trucks to get to you, gobbling fossil fuels along the way. Involve the kids by allowing them to pick out fresh produce and conduct taste tests to decide which apples or pears are best.
Ban bottled water
Bottled water is expensive and generates heaps of waste. Use a reusable aluminum bottle.
Turn out the lights
When you leave a room, turn out the lights. Assign your child the role of “switch supervisor,” and have her regularly check to make sure the lights have been turned out. For added incentive, allow her to fine energy-wasters. The accumulated funds can be put toward an Eco-friendly purchase, such as programmable light timers or energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs.
Don’t trash your electronics
Keep them for as long as possible, and then recycle them. Electronic waste contains mercury and other toxins harmful to the environment.
Make this the summer of positive changes. Whether you live in Houston, Boulder, Billings or Orange County, you can make a difference throughout the world when you make small Eco-friendly changes in your everyday life. Living a greener lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult. It can be as easy as shutting off a light when you are no longer going to be in a room. Plus, living Eco-friendly will save you money! You can also call us to dispose of your junk in an Eco-friendly way. We guarantee you that none of your junk ends up in the landfill. Our mission is to provide affordable, professional junk removal services to residents and businesses in Southern California, while at the same time, helping the environment. We make a difference by recycling, reusing, and re purposing 90% of everything we haul!