There’s no reason to stop being green when the days get shorter and colder and we turn on the heat for the chillier months. Having in mind that we are also facing pandemic in this winter season and the second wave is also on its peak.
It doesn’t need to be a big commitment to make green decisions, small improvements can also have a huge impact; saving energy and working towards being greener.
Love your leftovers
Look at the items you are disposing and do not waste the food. Find ways how you can reuse them.
- Freeze the bread for instant croutons by whizzing it into breadcrumbs.
- Excessive food can be used to feed the hungry and can be saved in this manner.
- Shop little and often.
Create clean air at home
- Increase ventilation in your kitchen and shower rooms to vent out all the steam and extra moisture.
- Use exhaust fans which help carry pollutants outside which might cause mold and mildew growth.
- Clean your carpets often to reduce the toxins and dirt.
- Use organic waste like fruit peels and coffee & tea grounds as compost.
- Grow plants in your house. Houseplants can purify and rejuvenate air within our houses and workplaces.
Save water and lower your bills
- Don’t let the water run when shaving or brushing your teeth.
- Take shorter showers.
- Run full loads of dishes and laundry.
- Install a low-flow shower head.
These might be the easiest and most obvious way to save energy during the winter months and staying green. Cheers!