Do you want to save our planet? You can do this by making a few changes to your lifestyle. Check out these tips if you want to make a difference.
Do you know that refrigerators consume about 7 percent of the nation’s electricity? By increasing your refrigerator’s temperature by 15 degrees, you can save 30 percent of your energy. With air conditioning systems, you should replace the filters once a month.
Clean up the beach
The oceans provide us with moisture, weather patterns, and oxygen. To keep our planet clean, we have to begin with the beaches. In 1987, over a few million pounds of garbage was collected by our beaches. You can do your part by joining a beach clean-up crew or spending some time picking up the garbage when you go to the beach.
Don’t Take Long Showers
If a 4 people in one house shower for a few minutes each day, they would use up to 600 gallons of water in a week. This is enough water for one individual to live off of for a few years. You can do your part by purchasing a low-flow shower head. This device will save you about 14,000 gallons of water each year.
Use Fluorescent Lighting
By using certain types of light bulbs, we are contributing to global problems. Using fluorescent light bulbs is more efficient than incandescent light bulbs. Fluorescent light bulbs use less energy and they last longer.
Purchase Recycled Products
Not only should people recycle, but they should also purchase products that are recycled. By purchasing these products, we are protecting the environment and conserving natural resources. You can also purchase products that come with recycled packaging.