The only time most people take part in saving the environment is probably the Earth Hour. However, while it does make a difference, it clearly is not enough to make the needed change for a better environment. Still, every little thing counts. Even you, as an individual, can make a small difference that when collected, can equal to something huge.
Use energy-efficient light bulbs
Every day, more and more people switch to light emitting diode (LED) and compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. The former is a solid light bulb that is, when compared to the old incandescent light, much cooler (literally and figuratively) and is mercury-free. The latter is also more than practical because it reduces environmental nuclear waste aside from carbon dioxide and sulfur, all of which are threats to nature.
Install solar panels
Solar panels have made their way to this modern world, yet they are not getting enough credit. They actually collect and use solar energy (energy from the sun) as a source of electricity making them thoroughly energy-efficient. They basically recycle energy which is why it is also a helpful tool for the environment.
Practice “Earth Hour”
This is what every parent has been teaching their children and what people would see in buildings – switch off everything that is not in use. It is fairly a simple practice yet people still tend to ignore it more than actually forgetting it (which may be a forgivable excuse). Also, develop the habit of not just turning them off, but also unplugging it. An appliance, turned off but still plugged in, also consumes significant energy.
Check your appliances
Sometimes, the old and trusted appliances are culprits for high energy consumption. Aside from that, some appliances release toxic materials naked to the eye but harmful both to people and the environment. All Pro Appliance Service and Repair, Inc shares that you should take your appliances once in a while for a check-up or a service repair in Salt Lake City.
These simple practices are not only environment-friendly but also electricity bill-friendly. Some may come at a price, e.g. solar panels, but if you consider them as investments, you will later find out that you are in fact saving for your future.