9 Eco-Friendly Tips to Save Money
The hue & cry about global warming & environment friendly ways to avert hazards has changed nothing. We carry on with our usual routine thinking that it is not our problem. Result? Floods, melting of polar ice, rising heat, depletion of ozone is what our hands have earned.
Try these easiest money saving & eco-friendly tips to be the difference
1) Light up your minds
Switch off the lights when not required. It will not just save on bulb costs but also cooling costs as light adds up heat to the room. You can opt for inexpensive fluorescent bulbs that produce more light & consumes less power. But there is nothing like LED lights that last longer than all bulbs. Solar powered emergency lights, fans & power banks is the universally affordable alternative during power cuts than inverters.
2) Saving Power of Solar
Do not charge your smart phones or laptops all night because it not only consumes a lot of energy but also spoils your gadgets. Keep up with the current time & use portable solar chargers to charge your phone without using electricity.
3) Green Home
Greenery helps to soothe the mind. What better way to do that than taking up gardening as a hobby. You need not own a huge space to grow small plants. You can go for vertical gardening which adds appeal to your home or plant a tree in an area near your building. There are excellent gardening ideas available online. One Italian group converted a car carcass into a beautiful flower garden.
4) Opt for self-closing taps
We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one. If you keep you taps running while brushing or still dance for long hours under the shower, then grow up. Your education & stature should not be overshadowed by the habit of exploiting rather than using the best amenities at your disposal.
5) Energy Efficient Induction Cooking
Your one time investment on pocket friendly portable induction cooktops could be life changing. Considered as the best substitute to LPG, induction cooktops cook faster & save costs.
What’s more, they do not produce heat, thereby reducing chimney usage & cooling costs.
6) Eco-friendly Commute
Pedal your way to good health. Remember the instance of PIKU where Amitabh wants to cycle like the 99 year old man. Cycles are great alternatives for good health & greener earth. Moreover our cars are growing faster than the roads that appear narrower day by day. CNG cars or public transport are pocket friendly for long distance commutes.
7) Invest in a coffee cup
Be the proud owner of an innovative self-stirring cup & encourage everyone else too. This way the amount of disposable coffee cups & stirrers that add to the waste production will be reduced.
8) Educate your kids
Teach kids the importance of solar energy & green environment. Kids usually learn things while playing. Instead of hooking them to Tv or phone games, teach them the importance of solar energy through educational solar toys.
9) Chuck Plastic bags
Eco-friendly slogans could not dissuade many to stop using polythene, But malls & shops must have done the job. They charge RS 5-10 per plastic bag. Moreover they are not stylish & classy. May it be a vegetable market or retail shop, nowadays, many carry a cloth bag or trolley bag to shop in style.
Pledge to adopt these wise ways for a greener future this World Envrionment Day