How To Live A More Sustainable, Greener And Efficient Life
Are you trying to live a more sustainable, greener life but you’re not sure where to begin? Making greener changes to your lifestyle doesn’t just significantly help out the environment, it also helps out your budget too.
Here, we’ll look at some of the best tips to incorporate both in and out of the home, to help you live a more sustainable and efficient lifestyle.
Walk, don’t drive
There’s no denying cars are one of the best inventions of all time. However, they can be significantly bad for the environment. Even the electric based vehicles still use energy, albeit a lot less than diesel or petrol vehicles.
So, if you’re looking to make a change that’s going to make a massive difference to your wallet and impact on the environment, walking, rather than driving, is the way to go.
Now, that isn’t to say you shouldn’t drive anywhere. Just be mindful about the trips you could realistically walk to. Cut down your driving and you’ll soon start to see some pretty major money savings.
Understand the importance of insulation
We all want to live comfortably, but thanks to the ever-increasing cost of utility bills, it’s not always as easy as it should be. However, there are things which can lower the cost of the heating bill and in turn enable you to lower your energy consumption. Insulation is just one of these things.
The right insulation can knock hundreds of pounds a year off your energy bills. It stops heat from escaping through the roof, walls and floor; meaning you won’t need to use your heating for as long during the winter, or your air conditioning as much in summer.
Buy your fruits and veggies loose
A simple, yet extremely effective tip for living a more sustainable life, is to buy your fruits and vegetables loose. This cuts down on a lot of unnecessary packaging; particularly plastic which can be difficult to recycle.
Plastic waste has become a major problem for the world’s oceans, so by cutting back on the amount you use, you’ll really help to do your part for the environment.
Living a more sustainable and more efficient life isn’t as difficult as you might think. The above are just some ideas to help you lower your carbon footprint and save you money in the process.
The article originally appeared on North Wales Interiors and was reused with permission by the owner.