Climate change is a climate crisis. Studies show that we have until 2025 as our last realistic chance to reduce global fossil fuel use or risk extinction.
Corporations serve as the gargantuan contributors to climate change. Sustainable systems aren’t quite established yet. So, individuals take it upon themselves to lead a more ecofriendly lifestyle.
Save the planet in your way by developing a sustainable home. We all know to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Here are some concrete steps you may not have thought about.
1. Waste Less Water
Only 3% of the earth’s water is freshwater. Furthermore, ice caps, glaciers, or deep underground sources lock away 2.5% of that 3%.
It’s estimated that by 2050, about half of the world’s population won’t have access to clean water. The water crisis is well upon us, so we have to take steps in conserving water.
Address your faulty pipes, fix leaks, and reduce overall water consumption in your home.
Avoid flushing toilet paper down the drain as this requires more water. Install hardware that measures or cuts off your showers after reaching a set volume.
Your dishwasher and washing machine needs the same amount of water for full loads and small ones. Make the most of your water mileage by using your automated machines for full loads.
2. Reduce Meat Consumption
Converting to vegetarianism or veganism seems like intimidating life changes. They are huge commitments but worry not. Any small step you take in reducing meat consumption counts.
Meats with the highest carbon footprint are beef and lamb. A kilogram of beef is equivalent to 27 kilos of CO2. Putting things in perspective, this is tantamount to driving your car for 63 miles.
Multiple factors come into play in calculating the carbon footprint of your products. These factors include transportation and resources needed to yield that singular kilo of meat. Consider learning more about the carbon footprints of animal products.
3. Be Smart About Electricity
Be a smart homeowner. Transforming your abode into an ecofriendly home not only helps save the environment. It can also earn you energy cost savings.
Fossil fuels drive climate change. Switch over to solar panels as a form of renewable energy. Avail of the best electricity rates for a sustainable home.
Be vigilant with electricity usage. Refrigerators, AC units, and ovens eat up the most wattage.
4. Buy in Bulk
Buying in bulk is sustainable and efficient in family household settings. It gets rid of the wasteful packaging you get from sachet culture.
It may seem more expensive, but buying in bulk earns you more savings, saves you the return trip to the store, and forces you to buy the essentials. You reduce waste while also reducing unnecessary expenses.
Buying in bulk also allows you to buy the exact amount you need. Like a squirrel storing nuts for the winter, you’ll always have enough, with the advantage of a lower price.
Make a Move Towards a More Sustainable Home and Lifestyle
Buy your supplies in bulk and reduce your energy, meat, and water consumption for a sustainable home. Foster an ecofriendly environment for you and your family with these four easy tips! We still have a chance.
We all need a sense of responsibility to make a dent in this growing crisis. Thank you for reading our article! To learn more about climate change and how you can help, check out our other blog posts.