Earth Day is an excellent reminder of the beautiful Earth we get to call home. To preserve the Earth’s beauty, it is a great idea to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. At Everlight Solar, we believe that everyone can make steps to be more eco-friendly. These are five simple changes that you can make today to live more green.
Use Less Paper
Selecting a paperless option for your bills is a great way to reduce the paper that goes to waste. If you have to use paper at your job or school, you can still make a difference by recycling the paper you use!
Use Less Plastic
Bring reusable bags with you to grocery stores to avoid using plastic. You can even reuse plastic grocery bags in small garbage cans throughout your house or recycle them! Another good way to reduce your plastic consumption is to stop drinking from plastic water bottles and invest in a metal or glass reusable water bottle.
Choose the Correct Light Bulb
Ditch your old lightbulbs and opt for a compact fluorescent light bulb. CFL bulbs use less electricity overall and can last over five times longer than regular incandescent bulbs.
Use Less Energy at Home
Be sure to unplug your home appliances when they are not in use. You can also add a smart thermostat to your home to regulate the energy being used on air conditioning. Some options, like the Ecobee, can lower your energy bills by up to 20%!
Eat Less Meat
Cutting back on your meat consumption will reduce the overall emission of CO2 into the atmosphere. Meatless Mondays can be an exciting way to try new recipes with vegetables and seafood instead of meat.