In recent years, many people have discovered that there are many simple things we can do to help the environment. You don’t need to be a scientist or an activist to be earth-friendly. Here is a list of some things you can do today:
-Use compact fluorescent bulbs: those funny-looking bulbs can help you save up to 25% of your energy consumption.
-Turn the heat down: keep your thermostat and your hot water heater at lower temperatures in the winter.
-Check your appliances: if you have newer appliances, check to see if your fridge is operating on the energy-saving setting.
-Swap out your lawn mower: if you have a small yard, use a push mower. If you have a larger yard, consider investing in an electric mower.
-Go low-flow in the bathroom: Use a low-flow shower head and install a low-flow toilet during your next renovation.
-Turn off electronics: This may seem like a no-brainer, but with all the electronics in our daily lives, we tend to leave many things on and plugged in. Unplug your electronics, as most devices continue to use energy even when off.
About the Author: Mario Delecce serves as Managing Director of Polaris Energy, where he lends his leadership abilities to alternative energy investments.