As the world’s governments goes green, so too do we. Going green isn’t just a fad, it is the future. Many countries are already to phase out diesel and petrol vehicles from production. Others have banned throw away waste like plastic cups and plates. The move towards more efficient, greener world is here. Implementing personal measures to go green are great ways to prepare for future standards and to save money. From installing renewable energy solutions to using more energy efficient appliances, there are many things you can do. Here are five examples of what you can do to go green and save money.
- Install Solar Panels
Solar energy is a powerful resource. In one hour alone the sunlight that touches the each could power the entire world for a year. If every person had solar energy panels, you could power entire cities. Renewable energy is the way of the future. Not only will you save money on your energy bill, but you will also be helping the environment. Solar panels are now 50% more efficient than they used to be, and future editions are guaranteed to get better and better.
- Reduce Your Waste
From your water usage to your paper usage, reducing the waste you produce is a great way to save money and go green. Pay more for quality, reusable items over cheaper but disposable options like napkins, plates, or even paper. The money you pay for up front will save you money in the long run. Disposable products are cheap, but they cannot be rewashed or reused, and they clog up the landfills.
- Use LED Lights
The electricity you use costs you a lot of money. Cut it down by using LED lights (and, a step further, to replace all of your inefficient appliances with more efficient ones). Technology today uses energy in a smarter way, meaning that you will use less energy (costing less) for the same usage.
- Use Automated Services
These automated services are the sprinklers that only go on at night (meaning you don’t burn your grass and waste water when it evaporates). They are thermostats that only turn on at peak times, like in the evening and the morning. It’s a system that can turn everything off or down when you leave for work, and turns it back on only when you are at home again. These automated systems mean you only use energy when you are there to use it.
- Increase Your Home’s Efficiency
There are so many ways to increase your home’s efficiency that will increase the value of your home, keep it up to code, and save you money in the long run. Double-glazed windows, proper insulation, curtains and rugs all do wonders to keep the heat (or cold) in and the outside temperature out.
Going green is getting easier every day, as industries move away from wasteful, inefficient practices and towards a green future that is better for everyone. The goal is clean air in cities. It’s steadying the rising global temperature. It’s reducing our impact and making sure there is a green planet for our grandchildren to experience.