Friday, March 9, 2018 / by Ruth Ballantyne
In rolls the new year and with it, a new set of goals! Aside from the fitness and health goals, along with your careers goals, why not implement a resolution that will benefit the planet. Making stronger, small green efficient choices can save you money and better the environment! Here are few tips on how you can (cost effectively) contribute to a greener home [plus check out the video]:
It's easy to overstep this and jump right to "recycle". You'd be doing the planet and your wallet a great honour if your started your eco friendly journey by reducing what you consume. Think about if you really "need" this product, how was it made and how will the disposal of this product effect your community's greenland.
2. Shopping Bags
You probably have over 3 of the reusable grocery bags in your house. Do you always forget them? After you've removed your groceries - put the bag back in your car. You'll save 5 cents & you'll be doing your part. This also helps you be conscious of limiting your shopping (no room for impulse buys!).
Can't survive the morning with out your cup of joe? Invest in a travel mug! Save 10 cents on your coffee and forget wasting the paper cup. Especially since not all coffee chains carry recyclable cups.
4. Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
You can save $30 of energy over the life of one fluorescent light bulb and these lights are recyclable (which is encouraged!)
5. Start a compost
Not sure how, or what's included? Check this out!
Keep your refrigerated door sealed tight when it's closed. Having a full refrigerated lowers the temperature, decreasing the energy level change when the doors is opened or off.
Do you have any good tips on how to live in a eco-friendly home for 2012? We'd love to hear them!