We are all accountable for our actions that impact planet Earth. It is therefore essential that we work together as a team by individually taking responsibility for our carbon footprint.
It is never too late to change your attitude towards the environment, and you may be surprised by how you can financially benefit by making simple changes to your lifestyle.
Cut Back on Energy Whilst Staying Warm
There are so many ways you can cut back on your energy usage without minimising heating within your home. Simply lower your thermostat by a few degrees in the colder months and invest in a draught excluder, which can prevent heat from escaping from a room whilst saving you money.
The price of cavity wall insulation can often deter people from installing it within their home; however, the initial fee is worth it as it can help save a home hundreds of pounds per year, and can therefore pay for itself and then some – so you won’t have to turn up the heating throughout those bitter winter months, or be faced with large bills that can result in significant debt problems.
Tumble dryers will drain the life of your finances, as well as water out of clothes. While they can be a handy way to dry your clothes, they can play havoc with your energy bills and the environment. We therefore recommend more environmentally-friendly options, such as drying garments on a drying rack or outdoor clothing line.
Reduce Fuel Whilst Still Going from A to B
There are many ways to minimise fuel consumption. Instead of driving to a destination that’s just five minutes away, you could walk or cycle to the location. If that’s not an option, you could even use public transport, such as a bus or train – as this helps to minimise the amount of vehicles on the road.
Car sharing is also a great option for reducing a carbon footprint whilst saving money. You and other travellers will save money by sharing petrol fees, as well as reducing the amount of pollution in the air. A great way to travel to the same destination, whilst maybe making a new friend or two along the way.
Lower Water Usage Without Impacting Your Lifestyle
Little changes can make a big difference when it comes to cutting back on water usage. All you have to do to lower your water bills is take a quicker shower, wash your clothing in bulk instead of cleaning a couple of items, or just install a low-flow shower head. Need to water the grass? Just invest in a spring-loaded hose nozzle that will prevent you using too much water. You can trust planet Earth and your bank balance will thank you for it!
It really is easy to lower your carbon footprint. You just have to look for opportunities to cut back your energy usage, whilst ensuring you regularly recycle. Refuse to be part of the problem and become part of the solution.