The impact of climate change is becoming more evident with each passing year. Winters are getting warmer, the air is getting more polluted, and copious amounts of plastic are washing up on beaches around the world. Quite simply, there has never been a more important time than now to embrace a much more eco-friendly lifestyle. By resolving to go green in your home, you will play your part in tackling the various apocalyptic dangers that planet earth now faces, dangers that could only be a mere 12 years away.
Going green at home isn’t a difficult task — in fact, it’s actually very simple. Here are two things you can do to embrace eco-friendliness in your humble abode:
The way you are currently heating your water could very well be adding to your carbon footprint. Older, less efficient heaters weren’t designed with the environment in mind, so it’s no surprise that they use (and waste) copious amounts of energy every time they are forced into action.
You need hot water, that much can never be disputed. You don’t, however, necessarily have to be harming the environment when you heat your water. If you go tankless in this instance, all of both yours and the planet’s problems will be sorted in one fell swoop. As stated on www.actionfurnace.ca, modern tankless water heaters are a highly efficient piece of HVAC equipment, mainly because they eliminate the need for homeowners to store and heat water in their homes. If you invest in this type of heating tool, you will quickly see a major difference in your energy consumption.
Ban single-use plastic
Single-use plastic is very much the enemy in this instance. The more lenient you are when it comes to allowing the use of it in your home, whether you recycle it after it has been used or not, the worse your household’s impact is on the environment. It is essential, then, that you seek to ban the use of single-use plastic in your home as best you can.
To reduce your plastic footprint in this instance, you should:
- Invest in a water-filtration system (to stop you buying plastic water bottles)
- Use shopping bags over and over again
- Don’t use plastic cutlery (even when hosting a barbecue)
- Throw out plastic straws and invest in paper or metal ones instead
- Use foil instead of clingfilm
- Have your milk and orange juice delivered in glass bottles
- Cut down on chewing gum consumption
- Only ever buy biodegradable tea bags
If you’ve not resolved to cut it down before now, it stands a chance that your home’s carbon footprint is pretty high. Making mistakes in the past in this instance does not, however, mean that you can’t do your bit to protect planet earth in the future.
Do you want to play your part in preventing impending climate-change-related doom? Put the above advice into practice, go green in your home, and set about the all-important task of cutting your carbon footprint right down.