Being sustainable in this consumer-driven society can be rather a challenge, as we might feel discouraged by watching other people not doing their part. However, doing little things every day will have a compound effect on your life, and in the life of those around you.
If you want to learn how to be more sustainable, stick around to learn how to do it at home.
Using LED Lighting
Technology has come a long way and now we can find available options that can be cheaper and more durable. LED technology has proven to consume a lot less energy than conventional bulbs while lasting much longer and even being waterproof. Therefore, changing your bulbs will help your budget and the planet.
Opening the Windows
If you have good-sized windows in your home, you should open them up as much as possible letting light in. Simply opening the windows will allow wind flowing around, light filling the rooms, and the sun irradiating the floor. Besides, opening the windows will allow you to be more in contact with your surroundings.
Using Less Heating
While being cold can be rather uncomfortable, there is no need for turning the heating on unless it’s necessary. Adding another layer of clothing can keep you warm and fashionable at the same time, as you must use your scarves at some point. Also, your power bill will be exponentially lower.
Wash By Hand Whenever Possible
Laundry day can be power consuming because all of us are using washing machines andpower dryers. We are not saying you should always hand wash your clothing, but you could try when you have just a few items to clean and use a line to hang them to dry.
Buying Durable Clothing
High-quality clothing will last longer, avoiding having to purchase new pieces all the time. If you invest in durable pieces made from high-end materials, you will have fewer clothes, but they will last a lot longer. It’s better to have three exceptional jeans than having ten crappy ones.
There is always a level of fear when trying new things; you don’t need to be afraid of starting a new way of living especially if you are helping the planet and save a little money. What are you doing to be more sustainable?