As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, it’s time for spring cleaning and getting outside! Here are 5 great tips for going green to help sustain the environment we love:
- Plant a Tree
Spring is the perfect time to garden or plant a tree.Trees offer shade when temperatures are hot and provide privacy for your family while entertaining and playing outdoors. Trees also provide food, protection, and homes for many birds and mammals as well as oxygen for all living things.
- Ditch Single-Use Plastic
The water bottling process releases 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually. Disposable water bottle waste washes into the ocean and kills 1.1 million marine creatures each year.
- Use Reusable Bags
Reusable bags are not only better for the environment, but they can also save you money. More and more stores are beginning to charge for the use of plastic bags.
- Bike to Get Around
A typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. Taking a bike ride is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint while enjoying quality time with your friends and family. It is also cost-effective and a great way to exercise.
- Reduce Energy Consumption
The cheapest times to use electricity are during non-peak hours. Non-peak hours vary a little between electric providers but generally range from 10:00 pm – 5:00 am. Of course, you don’t need to switch to the graveyard shift in order to save money on your electric bill! Simply turn lights off when they are not in use or set up timers or smart home automation. In addition, CFLs and LEDs are great alternatives to incandescent bulbs, with LEDs taking the crown for the most efficient lightbulb on the market. Combine these changes with 100% clean, renewable energy from a local solar farm for the most advantageous energy consumption. Solar energy can save you up to 10% on your electric bill! Sign up today, and we’ll give you a FREE $50 GIFT CARD!
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