Going Green: It Is Easier Than You Think!

Looking to go green as a New Year’s resolution? It is now easier than ever to do your part to help the environment, animals, plants and the planet by changing just a few everyday habits. Not only will you be reducing your carbon footprint, but most of the tips outlined below will also help you to save money and live a healthier way of life:

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Electric Cars

One of the most effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to trade your motor for an electric car. Electric cars are the future of the automotive industry, the vehicles are 100 percent eco-friendly as they run on electrically powered engines, which means they do not emit toxic gases or smoke in the environment. They also have the bonus of being far cheaper to run. Electric cars are entirely charged by the electricity you provide at home or at charging stations, or at a set point like a NewMotion charging station, throughout the country. It means you don’t need to buy any gas ever again.

Reducing Hot Water Consumption

You can also reduce your impact on the environment by using less hot water. Decreasing the amount  of water usage can drastically reduce your carbon dioxide emissions, as well as your energy bills. Switching to a low-flow showerhead can reduce £350 of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

Recycle

Reuse materials instead of throwing them away or pass those materials on to others who could use them too. To reduce waste, bring carrier bags to your weekly supermarket shop instead of using their plastic bags.

Unplug Your Electronics

You may be under the illusion that because your TV is turned off or your computer is asleep that it’s not using energy – well, think again! Appliances continue to use electricity even when they’re turned off. So when your electronics aren’t in use, remember to unplug them from the wall. Be sure to manually unplug each electronic device from the wall when not in use.

Making the shift towards an environmentally-friendly lifestyle can help improve your health and life overall, and it’s also a major boost to the world around you.

Rebecca x

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