Being green and aware of the effects of your actions and lifestyle on eth environment are becoming increasingly common and important outlooks for a new generation of environmentally aware people. Not too long-ago people were not as aware of the consequences of the actions on the planet as they are today. So, as much as we all want to live in nice houses and travel the world doing cool things, we are also aware that there are impacts to what we do and the way that we do it. With this in mind, it is important that we examine each facet of our lives and ask how we can do less harm to the world. Start with looking at the place that you live and see how you can make your home as environmentally friendly as possible.
Don’t abuse electricity
Solar is on the rise as a source of electricity, but there are still plenty of power stations that use nuclear or coal. But so much of what these power stations were built to power is unnecessary. Ovens and geysers are two of the biggest household consumers of electricity and both can be replaced by either gas or solar solutions. Also, things like air-conditioners, which are ubiquitous, are not necessary if houses are designed better. A house with double glazed windows and insulated ceilings probably doesn’t need aircon. If you don’t know where to find a company that can offer you a temperature control solution, then go online and type something like ‘ceiling insulation Gippsland’ into a search engine. It won’t take long till you have a solution.
This might seem like an obvious thing to say, but it is alarming how many households don’t recycle. It is very easy to do and completely worthwhile. The real thing you should be thinking about is what happens to your garbage if you don’t recycle. Yes, it might take a minute or two to separate out plastics from paper and compost etc, but if you don’t your rubbish will, in all likelihood end up in the sea – and that is not a problem you want to be contributing to.
Trees are the lungs of our planet and if you have a property that has space for a garden then star planting. A tree or two will not just provide shelter and habitat for birds and insects, they cool the surrounding areas and they take carbon dioxide out of the air and replace it with oxygen. And, for good measure they also look nice and are great places for younger family member to play.
Re-use your water
Water is a precious resource and you need to be responsible in terms of how you use it. Don’t just let it disappear down the drain once you have had a shower. Install grey water systems to harvest this water and to pump it onto the lawn or the garden. It is perfectly good enough to water vegetables or trees and it will go a long way towards lowering your water bill.