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Sustainable living has never been more important or easier than it is today. It’s also a great way to save money and save the world at the same time. Sustainable living doesn’t have to be hard or uncomfortable, either. Many people get the wrong idea when they hear the terms “renewable resources,” “carbon footprint,” or “sustainable living.” In this blog, we’ll look at some of the best ways to implement sustainable living in your home and in your life. 

Turn the Water off When Not in Use

Here’s something that might scare you, by the year 2025, it’s expected that 67% of the world’s population will experience water shortages. If that’s not enough, only 0.75% of the world’s water is fresh and readily available for consumption. That’s not a whole lot of water when you stop and think about it. Therefore, it’s important that we conserve the water that we do have and not be wasteful with it. 

Doing small things like taking shorter showers or only running the dishwasher or washing machine when they’re full are good first steps to take. You should also turn the water off when you’re not using it such as when you’re shaving or brushing your teeth. If you want to take it a step further, try catching rainwater or condensation and using it for things like watering plants.

Carbon Emissions — Do Your Part

Right alongside conserving your water, reducing your carbon footprint is also an essential component of sustainable living. That means switching to a bike or electric vehicle or even taking the bus to work. Additionally, you should remember to unplug your electronics when you’re not using them and to turn your lights off when you leave the house. These are small steps, but they make a big difference in the grand scheme of things. 

Make the Switch to Organic

Switching to products such as organic cotton or wool means that harmful pesticides and chemicals weren’t used in their production. Organic produce is the same, in that no pesticides or chemicals were used in their growing or distribution. Pesticides and chemicals, while invisible to the naked eye, have a detrimental impact on the environment and are counter-intuitive to sustainability. 

Search for Renewable Resources

If you’re willing to make bigger changes to your lifestyle, then opting for renewable resources is an excellent idea for sustainable living. Switching from a gas-powered car and gas appliances in your home to electric is expensive upfront, but can save you big down the road. You can go a step further and invest in solar or wind power for your home. This is also expensive upfront but gives you free energy down the road. 

Switch to LED Lighting

Replacing your old incandescent light bulbs with LED ones will save money and the environment. LED lights are only slightly more expensive in cost, but they can save hundreds in energy costs. Each LED light bulb lasts up to 25 times longer than an incandescent one and uses 10 times less electricity. 

Sustainable living doesn’t have to be uncomfortable or expensive. By simply implementing a few of the above ideas, you can save big bucks all while making the world a better place. For more great advice and information, contact us at Energenie! 

How EnerGenie Can Help You

EnerGenie is your personal electricity shopping assistant. By signing up with EnerGenie, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you have a cheap electricity rate locked in to avoid rate hikes. You’ll also never have to worry about falling onto a high variable electricity rate because we continuously monitor your account and the market to sign you up for another great rate when your contract is coming up for renewal. 

Signing up with EnerGenie can save you hundreds of dollars per year on your electricity bill. Here’s what we do:

  • We analyze your electricity usage
  • We enroll you with a cheap electricity rate
  • We manage your electricity plan
  • We find your next plan automagically