Doing your bit for the environment

There are many different ways that you can do to help reduce your carbon footprint that will not change the way that you live your life or even cost you anything. Many people believe that they should not attempt to go green because it is going to cost them too much.

Other people believe that even if they do make small changes they will not be enough to change anything. However, this is absolutely not true because the truth is that over time small things add up and can actually make a large impact on the world around you.

If everyone were to make just a few changes then the amount of carbon released into the earth’s atmosphere would lessen by a great amount. There are some quick changes that you can make that also help you save money at the same time that you are helping to save the earth.

For instance, you can keep your home a bit cooler during the winter time and warmer during the summer time to save about 2000 pounds of carbon dioxide from getting released into the air. Just a few degrees will do this and save you about one hundred pounds every year.

Another way you can reduce your consumption is by using less hot water for laundry, showers, and dishwasher. For instance, you can consider using cold water to wash your clothes because it will reduce the amount of energy that is consumed. Taking shorter showers will also help to conserve hot water and reduce your electric bills helping the environment and reducing your overall household bills a bit every month.