If you are keen to bring some eco-friendly vibes into your life, you might be eager to take a look at your lifestyle to assess your green credentials. Caring for the environment is one thing but doing something about it and being proactive in your own day to day activities is a whole new level. The documentaries from David Attenborough and the courageous stand taken by Greta Thunberg have highlighted the plight of the planet. We can’t pretend that this doesn’t affect us any longer. To keep the planet a healthy place to live for our children we need to be more sustainable at work, at home and in the car. Take a look at the joys of going green.
If you have a fuel loving SUV on your driveway, the chances are that the emissions are huge. To take a stand and put your money where your mouth is, consider swapping your diesel guzzler for an electric equivalent. Electric cars used to be dire and a real tedious drive. They didn’t accelerate quickly, handled poorly and needed charging every fifty miles. The twenty first century has seen phenomenal advancements in helping electric and hybrid vehicles match up to their gas guzzling equivalents. Go to a local car dealer and take a test drive in an electric car. Experience how smooth the handling can be, how peppy they can be, and just how much fun they can be to drive. They are just as brilliant if not better than the fuel powered cars that you are so used to. An electric car is cheaper to run, more reliable and can help you save the planet.
You can use plenty of green hacks to help your home become more sustainable. You could choose to install some solar panels onto your roof in an effort to generate your own energy by harnessing the power of the sun. This stops you being so wasteful with your heating as you are more mindful of where your energy comes from. Being more self sufficient and less reliant on the grid empowers you to take control of your life and finances more. Solar panels can generate excess energy as well, meaning that you can sell any power you don’t use back to the grid.
Couple your collar panels with a smart thermostat and you can prevent your home from wasting energy and using too much gas and electricity. With a smart thermostat you can control the heating of your home from anywhere in the world as long as you have an app and a Wifi connection. If it’s a particularly hot day in winter and you are in the office, you can lower your heating down to prevent you from entering a furnace when you walk through the door at the end of the day. This saves you money and helps you to use less energy. You can go further and waste less energy by insulating your home more. Go up into the attic and make sure that you have foam insulation in the rafters to prevent heat from escaping through your roof. Check your windows and keep drafts out by resealing.
Your home, your car and your life can be more sustainable. Try plant-based eating, get energy efficient light bulbs for the home, and walk more! Experience the joys of going green.