Saving the world isn’t all about putting on a cape and battling the bad guys. Sometimes it’s about making your life a little greener, a little more concerned about the environment and a little more about shrinking that carbon footprint. Being intentionally eco-friendly at home can lead to you being more frugal with your cash and spending less money—and everyone wants to do that!
Its good economics to be environmentally friendly and if you can save the world just a little bit while saving yourself money, then why not get stuck in? Teaching the whole family about being environmentally friendly is important as then they can carry on through life even when they move out. If you are looking for ways to do more for your environment, check out our list of tips to go green at home:
- Plant an herb garden at home. Being able to teach the family about where some foods come from is important, and planting herbs is an easy way of teaching that lesson.
- Go around the house and switch your lightbulbs over to those that are more energy efficient and with a lower wattage.
- Check out this website to work out a way to make your own compost bin for the garden. You can do so much with compost and it’s a great way to recycle old peelings.
- Cost compare the oil in your heater. Use companies like New Era Fuels to get a good idea of whether or not you are getting the best deal on your domestic oil. You can also buy different sized tanks so you only pay for what you use.
- Swap your car for a bicycle for those work commutes. It might seem like a pain when you’re used to a comfortable car to travel in, but if your commute isn’t that long then swapping to a bicycle will do better for you and your carbon footprint in the long run!
- Switch it off. Lights, computers, televisions—at night! There’s no need to have switches on around the house when they aren’t in use and you definitely won’t be needing them while you’re asleep. Not only are you going to save money on your electricity bill, you’ll be saving energy, too.
- Where you can, reuse scrap paper. Let the kids color on the back of used paper and make shopping lists on scrap where you can.
- If your taps in the kitchen or bathrooms are leaking, get them fixed asap. So much water is wasted simply by leaving taps dripping in the sinks.
- Where you can, buy energy efficient appliances and line dry any laundry you do wash. Letting the sun and wind do all the hard work at drying your clothes is so much better than having a drier constantly running.
You can do so much more for your home simply by making little changes everywhere. All those small changes equal big things for the environment, and you can be part of those changes. Today.