By implementing small changes in your life, every individual can contribute to local community and the environment overall. We have forgotten that nature has provided us excellent living conditions and we have done nothing to preserve it. But, there are still some small things you can do to change that and of course, increase awareness to your local community in order to preserve nature.
Buy a high – efficient showerhead
By purchasing this type of showerhead, you can save up to 3.000 gallons of water per year. Considering the money, you will save $50 in energy and 1.000 pounds of carbon dioxide per person. There are particular kinds of showerheads which will help you reduce the consumption of water and still provide you a great feeling while showering.
This is an excellent way to preserve natural resources, and experts predict that in the following years the water will become our priceless resource. In the bathrooms, you can buy individual devices which can help you recycle water. Or you can use more cost – effective way, keep a bucket by the shower and fill it with cold water that comes out of the tap, before the hot water kicks in. You can use this water to water your plants or for cleaning.
You can buy compost bins to turn your food and leftovers into fertilizer. It will be highly beneficial for your garden and lawn. In this way, you will not only use a renewable source, but you will save a lot of money when buying a compost. This is a noble act, which can be beneficial for your local community in various ways. For instance, you neighbored might follow your example.
Use high – efficient lighting
People spend thousands of dollars on electricity each year, but, by changing the basic set up, that money can stay in your pocket. You can use light bulbs, which will save the electricity and reduce the carbon emission by 25%. For starters, you can change light bulbs in one part of your house and see how that goes and later you can apply that rule to the entire home.