Having an eco-friendly office is fantastic and will really help to save the environment from global warming. So why not be as green at home as you are in the office? There are so many ways you can reduce your carbon footprint within the home and protect endangered wildlife, with minimal effort.
Why is being green at home so important?
If you have children, it’s a great idea to teach them the importance of protecting the environment from a young age. Children admire their parents so it’s important to set an example of how to look after the environment. If they are also made aware of the effects humans have on the environment, they can have a clear understanding of why being green is so important and have a positive attitude towards eco-friendliness. Being environmentally friendly in the home can cut your expenditure too, with solar PV panels becoming an increasingly popular form of renewable energy and investment for homeowners.
What is renewable energy?
Renewable energy involves getting energy from a source that doesn’t pollute the environment. Compared to fossil fuels, such as coal and oil, renewable energy is continually available whereas fossil fuels take millions of years to form. The process of burning fossil fuels to produce energy causes significant damage the ozone layer; leading to global warming which has shown devastating effects on climate, wildlife and even human health. Renewable energy on the other hand, is a “clean” energy source causing no harm to the environment.
How can I reduce my carbon footprint?
Domestic solar panels are a popular renewable energy source used to reduce your fossil fuel usage and cut electricity bills. There are also other benefactors like free electricity, being paid for electricity generate by solar PV and installation costs reducing.
Small changes to everyday life in your house can reduce your energy consumption. Leaving electronic equipment on standby is a real waste of electricity and money; simply turning off equipment properly is a simple, yet effective change to make. Recycling is definitely a practice that should be applied in the home in addition to the office. Chopping trees down to make paper destroys rainforests and habitats, endangering species of wildlife. Recycling paper reduces the number of trees being chopped down for humans’ purposes.
The fact that more people are becoming aware of global warming and its effects gives the environment greater hope for the future. Respecting and looking after our planet is extremely important and the greater use of renewable energy, energy saving products and recycling in the home are definitely positive steps towards preventing global warming and climate change which is
affecting the world we live in.
Guest post written by Stephanie Staszko on behalf of Solarlec Solar PV