Curren Environmental is a professional environmental consulting firm, follow our top environmentally friendly “Green” changes that you can make to help the environment.
Stop using plastic water bottles.
Plastic from single use water bottles end up in landfills and our bodies of water. Trillions of pieces of plastic are estimated to be in our oceans. Fish will consume this plastic and pass it along to humans.
Bottom line: There are many reusable waters bottles you can use to quench your thirst and more than likely your tap water is as pure if not purer than what is in a plastic water bottle.
Start using your reusable shopping bags.
Clearly when states ban plastic bags or charge a tax to use them you know there is a serious issue. Consumer use of reusable bags is well below 50%.
Bottom Line: When you go to the store bring your bags and put you phone in a reusable bag. You won’t forget your phone when you go into the store and now you won’t forget your reusable bag.
LED bulbs are finally affordable. Swap out incandescent bulbs with LEDs
Bottom Line: LED bulbs use 95% of energy to convert to light so only 5% is wasted. LED bulbs are on average 80% more efficient that incandescent. Where can you get an 80% improvement?
Use cold or warm water in your laundry.
Laundry detergent manufacturers have reformulated their products to be as efficient in cold and warm water, hot water is not required.
Bottom line: Hot water consumes energy and is not necessary for cleaning clothing
Lock all windows.
Bottom Line: Windows are drafty and most windows that are unlocked allow cold air to infiltrate into your home. Drafty homes cause furnaces to work harder costing you more money.
Wrap your hot water heater.
Bottom Line: Layers keep you warm, and although hot water heaters have insulation built in, another layer of insulation will increase the efficiency of your hot water heater, which is used every day.