How to Make Your Home Green for Earth Day
Practices to Help Your Home Be Eco-Friendly
With Earth Day right around the corner (April 22nd), many of us are looking for ways on how to adopt eco-friendly habits. From our diet to what we wear to our consumption of resources, the earth feels the impact of our choices. A great way to go green is to start in the home. Take a look at our top tips on how to make your home more environmentally friendly this Earth Day.
Recycling is something that is so simple to do both in terms of recycling used products (plastics, paper, and glass), and in buying used goods. It’s easy to find good quality second-hand items such as couches and refrigerators for a fraction of the price of buying brand new. This is both easy on the environment and on your bank balance.
Simple things such as turning the tap off while you’re brushing your teeth or shaving can save a significant amount of water. You can also save water by fitting a flush-reducing device in your toilet’s cistern and fitting your shower head with a low-flow one.
Don’t Waste Energy
Wasting energy is easy to do, but there are steps you can take to reduce it. Turning appliances off rather than leaving them on standby and not leaving the refrigerator door open while you decide on what to eat are easy ways to cut down on unnecessary energy use.
Wash Laundry on Cold
Laundry machines use quite a lot of energy anyway, but the majority of this energy is consumed to heat the water. For your regular clothes that aren’t all that dirty, washing on cool and only doing full loads saves energy needed to heat gallons of water.
Let us know how you’re going green in honor of Earth Day! For all of your insurance policies in Banning and beyond, contact our team of experts at Little & Sons Insurance Services