We love saving energy and reducing our carbon footprint any way we can. So we wanted to share four more simple ways to make a positive impact on our planet.
Produce and goods that are grown or made locally are delivered within a shorter distance compared to products sold at chain grocery stores. Goods that are made locally aren’t typically mass-produced so they have less of an impact on the Earth. The plus to this is having more fresh options at grocery shops and uniquely made products at small businesses.
Shop second hand instead of shopping new
Instead of buying new clothes, home goods, etc., try shopping at your local thrift store, vintage store, yard sale, and flea markets. Fast fashion is one of the biggest concerns for carbon emissions. By shopping for goods that are preloved, you can save money and it is a great sustainable choice.
Donate belongings that have no use for you
Looking to make room in your closet or house? Instead of sending it to the landfill, try donating to your local thrift store, second-hand store, or to charities. It lets your clothes go to a better home and emits less CO2 at the landfill.
Save the energy that you aren’t using
Don’t forget to turn your lights off when you leave your house and unplug electronics when you aren’t using them. Doing this is a win-win because it saves energy for you and the planet. The energy you don’t use from your solar panels goes back to the grid.