Last Updated on February 6, 2023 by Kravelv
Reality check! Believe it or not, but somewhere between New York, California, and Hawaii, there’s a huge patch of floating plastic waste that has now become twice the size of Texas. If this doesn’t feel like an alarming situation, we have something else for you.
The sea level is rising at an abnormal rate, and the weather is totally going crazy. According to scientists, if the pollution increases continuously at this rate and the energy resources get exhausted, then the day isn’t far away when humans would have to struggle for basic necessities such as oxygen. That’s scary! Imagine wearing oxygen masks and carrying those heavy cylinders for the rest of your life.
But the burning question is, “what can you do to preserve those energy resources?” Well, first of all, every helping hand counts, and secondly, there are tons of things you can do to make a difference. Let’s start by making your home eco-friendly.
Yes, that’s right. You might not be able to do something huge to preserve nature and its resources, but you can certainly change some things in your home that can help in saving the environment.
Insulate the walls and floors
You’ll be surprised to know that insulation of the home is an efficient way that can be utilized to save some energy at home. The best part of opting for insulation is that it keeps the home warm in summers and cool in the winters. In fact, according to Energy Saving Trust, a typical three-bedroom can easily save up to $432 in a year by opting for insulation. That’s a huge amount if you think about it.
Apart from getting the desired temperature all year round, insulation also helps in reducing noise pollution by eliminating the outside noise. That’s really cool! (literally)
Utilize the sun
Apart from Vitamin D, light, and warmth, the sun has a lot to offer to the residents of this planet. The energy released from this natural gold mine can be used for various purposes.
For example, you can consider installing solar panels in the house and get all the appliances to work from solar energy. According to a Renewable Energy Corporation, installing solar panels will reduce the amount in your utility bills and reduce your carbon emissions. That seems a suitable option for your pocket as well as for the environment. Right?
Opt for non-toxic building materials
If we ask you a question, “what does the word sustainability mean to you.” The answer to this question would be, “something that is meant to last for a really long time.” And that’s the main idea behind using non-toxic building materials. Such materials not only cost less but also are very easy to maintain.
The best part of using such materials is that they do not harm the environment and are really efficient in saving the world’s resources.
Reducing Home’s Carbon Footprint
another way is to keep track of our carbon footprint in our homes. So can we reduce it? Here’s an infographic from Route 66 Solar to help reduce your carbon footprint at home.
Let’s get one thing straight, hoarding the resources and harming the environment isn’t cool. It would be best if you made a sustainable and eco-friendly decision today so that the future generation can enjoy the Earth as you did.
So, let’s start by making some little changes at home and do your part in making the world a better place.