Today there are fewer excuses why not to live a life that contributes to the health of our environment. As our civilization increases its consciousness about green issues, the technology, information, and low-energy devices multiply, making it easier for us to cooperate with nature.
Even the prices of green gadgets is dropping to an affordable price, since more individuals are buying into them. Also, saving energy is tangibly felt in our wallet as we pay our bills.
It is natural for us to make decisions that affect the green of our planet now on a daily basis. You will also be role-modelling for your kids wise decisions about preserving the future of our planet. So your investment will continue through the next generation and further.
What follows are some practical steps you can take to transform your home into a green-friendly environment, without it costing you an arm and a leg or taking up every spare minute of your free time.
One easy step you can take is to unplug electrical devices when they are not in use. There are many that will continue to use energy even when they are turned off. This is because they are in a kind of state of standby.
Your stereo, DVD, and TV could be plugged into the same power bar to make it easier to unplug them all with one plug. Don’t forget to disconnect your chargers for phone, laptops, and razors from the wall.
So tell yourself that you must get into the habit of unplugging them when you leave for work or go to bed and you will thank yourself when it comes time to pay the bills.
When you buy your consumable items, buy them in bulk, or at least as large of containers as is reasonable. This conserves on packaging materials and reduces the waste from discarding the packaging when finished with the product.
Also, do not purchase items with excess materials for packaging.