Being aware of our environment’s health and helping preserve our planet doesn’t have to mean a lot of hard work. Our tips will help you do your part in being environmentally friendly with ease!
Reduce Your Use Of Paper
The easiest way to be more environmentally friendly is to reduce your use of paper. Try these simple ways to reduce how much paper you use:
Switch To Digital Bills
Ask your utilities suppliers to send a digital version of your bills instead of sending out a paper copy. You can pay them through their app (if they have one), by PayPal or direct transfer from your bank to save printing out the bill.
Use Cloth Napkins
Ditch paper napkins and use cloth ones instead! Not only are you saving paper from hitting the landfill, cloth napkins also look better.
Bring A Travel Mug To Coffee Shops
When ordering your coffee, ask if they’ll put your coffee in a travel mug. This way you can cut back on paper products, as well as have a stylish coffee accessory.
Read An E-Book
If you love to read, downloading a digital version on your phone, tablet or e-reader is a great eco-friendly option.
Use Your Car Less
Although your car is convenient, it’s not the best transport option for the environment. Choose one of these options a few times a week to reduce your carbon footprint:
A pushbike is not only a great form of exercise, it’s also an eco-friendly mode of transportation. Enjoy some sunshine and save on your fuel bill at the same time!
Walking to wherever you need to go is a great way to be more environmentally friendly and improve your health at the same time. If you’re journey is to far too do on foot, try doing half the trip with public transport.
Public Transport & Car-Pooling
Taking public transport or car-pooling may not be as environmentally friendly as the other options, but it will keep one less car off our roads.
Make Your Property Environmentally Friendly
Making your home environmentally friendly will help drastically reduce your carbon footprint. These tips will help you ensure your home is doing its part for the health of our planet:
A pool cover will not only help keep leaves and debris out of your water (less cleaning!), you’ll reap many benefits that include:
- Reduced evaporation
- Need to use less chemicals
- Reduce the use of cleaning machinery
There’s plenty of ways you can help increase your home’s water efficiency. Updating your taps and fittings yourself is an option, however, we recommend having a water-efficiency compliancy plumber complete the work.
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Adding solar panels to your home will reduce your utility costs, depending where you have them installed. You can have solar panels installed for almost everything these days, including electricity, water, pool equipment and caravans.
To help your solar panels work to their full power, make sure you regularly have them maintained and cleaned.
Whether you’re looking at having solar panels installed, or needing your already-established solar source repaired, maintained or cleaned, you can find a solar systems specialist on LocalSearch.
Get your hot water free from the sun with quality solar power from Solahart. Their services include:
- Solahart solar hot water systems & power systems
- Solar panel cleaning & maintenance
- General plumbing, roofing & much more!
If you’re thinking of switching to solar power, call the team at Solahart to find out what options will best suit your needs.
To find out more about their services, check out the Solahart LocalSearch profile page.
Sunplus Electrical has been providing electrical and solar power services to Lismore and the surrounding areas since 1990. Their services include:
- Electrical installations
- Solar system design
- Maintenance checks & much more!
Each solar panel job is completed with the highest degree of workmanship and is tailored to your individual electrical needs.
To see examples of their work, visit the Sunplus Electrical LocalSearch profile page today!