Many people nowadays talk about going green but only few walk the talk. However, it is everyone’s moral duty to protect the environment and it doesn’t require much effort. Even by making some small changes, you can make big difference to your impact on the environment. The New Year is the best time to embrace sustainable technologies and living habits. Let 2020 be the year when you will change your lifestyle by going green.
Why going green matters?
There are many reasons why you should start going green. The most important reasons are:
- Going green helps the environment by reducing air pollutions and greenhouse gases.
- It will help to create a healthier environment for all living beings, present and future generations.
- Another benefit of going green at home and in the workplace is reduction in energy bills.
How to go green in 2020
Now that we understand the “why” behind going greener, let’s go over how you can effectively go green in 2020.
- Audit your home
The first and foremost way to save energy is knowing exactly how much and where you use it. It will take some hours to do home audit but it will pay off with finding list of things to curb energy consumption. This energy audit will help you save up to 30 percent on electricity bills.
- Recycling and reusing
If you are not already recycling household items, it is time to do so.
Identify the recyclable and reusable items in your household. One of the best ways to save and preserve the environment is to recycle household products, discarded appliances and plastics. It is also environmentally friendly to reuse plastic wrappings and grocery bags.
- Switch to Solar
Solar panels are a cost-effective way to curb your carbon footprints, minimize your electric bill and also increasing the value of your house. Total Solutions can help you make the switch to solar effectively. We will provide you all solar options according to your property’s needs and specifications. Contact us to discuss your solar energy installation options.
- Unplug Appliances
It is our habit to switch off appliances and not unplugging them. However, there are many electronic appliances such as TVs and computers which continue to consume energy even after they are turned off. Therefore, it is important to unplug the appliances when you do not need to use them. So always check for all the plugs, it may feel like a burden at start but soon it will become your habit.
- Plant Trees
Another easy way to go green in urban areas is to plant more trees. Trees produce oxygen and absorb pollution cleaning the air for everyone to enjoy. Look around your household’s surroundings to find the best places for planting trees. It will help you conserve the energy.
We have provided you with a variety of ways to go green in 2020; they will help you live greener and save money in the process. Now it’s your turn to try them to make your home and workplace more environmentally friendly.