Some easy tips for what you can do to help save our natural resources. They’re pretty simple and should be easy to integrate into your daily routine.
1. Don’t leave the water running. Turn off the water when brushing your teeth or washing the car. Fresh water is one of our most precious natural resources.
2. Flick off the light when you leave the room. Power plants burn fuels to create energy for your light bulb. Burning fuel makes carbon dioxide that adds to global warming. The less energy you use the less they need to make, and you’ll save on your energy bill.
3. Print on both sides of the page at work. It’s easy to change your printer settings – you’ll use half the paper and save trees.
4. Wash your clothes in warm or cold water. It works just as well as hot in your washing machine and cuts back on energy use.
5. Ditch the paper cups. Bring in a glass to keep at work instead of using the paper ones by the water cooler.
6. Use the right settings on your appliances. Many appliances, like your dishwasher and refrigerator, come with energy-saving settings. Make sure they’re turned on.
7. Turn off your computer at the end of the day. A monitor left on overnight uses enough energy to print 5,300 copies.