Happy Earth Day: 3 Ways To A More Sustainable Future
Since 1970, Earth Day has raised awareness for the environmental movement, advocating for causes to build a sustainable future and fight climate change. To celebrate our shared planet, we’re offering three ways to help you and your family live a work towards a greener world in your home. By living sustainably and advocating for environmental policy changes and corporate action, we can help to protect our planet against the dangers of climate change.
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
An obvious step to a sustainable future is to minimize your impact on the world around you. The old adage still rings true: reducing our consumption, reusing materials that can have a second life, and recycling things that can be recycled, you can help. You will not be able to stop the rising water levels, but you can make an impact on your local community. Composting is one way to cut down on how much waste you create, and it leads to free fertilizer for your garden and yard.
Savings by Water
Eliminating unnecessary water usage is a great way to be more sustainable. For example, did you know that your washing machine uses 400 to 1300 watts of electricity per hour? By washing your clothes in cold water, you can save that minimize energy used by one household device.
Another way to strive toward a sustainable future with your water is to drink tap or filtered water instead of buying bottled water. Reducing single-use plastics like water bottles will help reduce waste and can help fight against the plastics that are polluting our water.
Get High Tech
We work with over 15 thermostat, battery, EV charging (and more) device partners that connect directly to utilities around the country. These devices allow utilities to manage and monitor rates that deliver cost-effective energy savings. Many of these devices allow you to create efficiencies in your home by providing more control and the ability to get the most out of your energy usage.
Here are a few resources with steps you can take to help build a more sustainable future within your lifestyle:
- Bio-Friendly Planet
- Going Zero Waste
- 16 Ways To Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient
- Funding Eco-Friendly Home Improvements
- Moving Sustainably
Sustainable Future Conclusion
Building a sustainable future is critical to fighting climate change. As we celebrate this Earth Day and every other one, remember that together we can make a difference in our own way.