We are often more aware of doing good for the environment when it seems convenient to do so – like biking or walking to work in the summertime. In the winter, being environmentally friendly isn’t always convenient or easy, but it can be! A home builder, Clint Cook in Jackson, WY has these 3 main tips, and a couple extra pointers, for how you can be more eco-friendly in the winter.
Do you want lower energy bills? You can save on energy costs by lowering the temperature of your home, take shorter showers, and turning off the light when you leave the room.
Turn the temperature down in your home one degree at a time until you reach a minimum temperature that you are comfortable with. Wear sweaters, socks, and blankets to keep warm instead of keeping your house at a perfect 70 degrees.
Take shorter showers and use cold water to wash your clothes. Your water heater uses a lot of energy, so save that energy where you can.
And turn out the lights! This really does save on energy when you make a habit of turning the lights off every time you leave the room.
Drive a fuel-efficient car and recycle old oil and batteries. Cars produce a lot of the air pollution that exists today, so make the world a better place by driving a fuel-efficient car. If a fuel-efficient car isn’t within your budget, consider car pooling to work and events and work from home when possible.
Recycle old motor oil and car batteries. Research places in your community where you can take motor oil in to be recycled. There are also places where you can recycle car batteries for cash.
There are plenty of ways to be eco-friendly during the holidays. Use sustainable alternatives for wrapping paper like newspapers, non-glossy paper that can be recycled, or boxes. Give eco-friendly gifts like baked goods, natural items, and handmade gifts. During all of your shopping endeavors, use re-useable shopping bags.
Make the world a better place one step at a time with these eco-friendly tips this winter.