Oh hello there, Summer! This is the season where most of us go for a vacation, rest at home, watch movies, go trekking, and seek for more adventure and fun. However, no matter how extravagant or economical we want our summer to be, there will always be ways on how to make this season a little more eco-friendly.
Here we go:
- Use natural lighting. Why use unnecessary light in your house or workplace when all you need to do is open your windows or blinds during the day?
- Get indoor plants to purify the air you’re breathing inside your home. Aside from it will liven up your home, indoor plants fight indoor pollution which is often worse than most of us realize.
- Start your own backyard garden. It’s time to grow some fresh fruits and vegetables. They are organic and they also taste better. By growing your own organic food, you can save your car’s gasoline and money as well.
- Eat at home. Get away from processed food and start making more meals at home. It’s cheaper and better for you too.
- Walk or use your bike. Many people don’t consider this as an option, but think how much you used to walk around when you were younger. Those feet are made for walking. You can save the world as you can save yourself too.
- But if you need to do any driving, slow down a little. Not only that it will help lessen your fuel consumption, it will also help you enjoy your driving time. When idling, better turn off your car for it saves gas and harmful emissions.
- When planning for a staycation, make the simple change in doing all your energy-heavy chores at night. Do your laundry, vacuuming, and drying at night for these cut your energy bill and prevent your home from heating up during daytime.
- Drink just enough. Your body needs water to stay healthy and hydrated. Don’t waste it though. Water can also be used to water plants, give to your pets, etc. Just be aware of what you are doing and you will probably save quite a bit.
- When your appliances and gadgets are not in use, better unplug it and reconnect with your family. Since you’re unplugging, better go out, and explore the world.
- Have a potluck get-together. Invite family and friends over for a picnic or backyard party. Ask them each to bring a specific food item (in a reusable container) along with their own dinnerware, cups, etc. This way you’ll have a great mix of foods and drinks. Plus, there will be very little clean up or waste afterward.
There you have it. How’s these for summer, huh?