13 Reasons why these life hacks can help you save the planet and a little cash this Earth Day.
With Earth day 2018 fast approaching us on April 22nd we at Treeium would like to share a few simple life hacks that you can implement to your daily lives that are easy on the environment and on your wallet. So feel free to share with your friends and family as we can all work together to make this world a better place.
1. LED Light Replacement
It’s easy as 1-2-3. Replace the halogen lights throughout your home with LEDS (light-emitting dodes). This will not only curb your energy consumption, but it can also save you major bucks on your electricity bill. LEDs can also last up to 10 years, which means you won’t have to run to the store every couple of months to replace them. We at Treeium call that a win, win.
2. Reusable Shopping Bags
The next time you’re out shopping, grab a reusable bag to place your items in. Plastic bags account for a drastic amount of pollution in local waterways and public areas. Help keep our cities clean and curb your single bag use all in one swoop. Some grocery stores will even reward you for shopping with a reusable bag. Yay rewards!
3. Exercise Your Right To Exercise
Make a conscience effort to bike, walk, run or hike at least once a week. Nature is all around us even in the biggest cities in our country. Walk to lunch one day or ride your bicycle to your favorite coffee shop instead of firing up the whip. Your body will thank you and so will the environment by producing less Co2 emissions.
4. Carry The Water
Americans throw away more than 50 billion plastic water bottles every year. Bringing your own water bottle to hydrate during the day is good for your skin, will energize your muscles and help save our oceans.
5. Bills, Bills, Bills
We’ve all been there. You open your mailbox and a stack of bills fall right onto your feet. Well we’ve got the perfect eco-friendly solution. Go Paperless! To do so, call your bill providers and opt-in for paperless billing. A tree will thank you!
6. Shop Local
Saturdays and Sundays are for Farmers Market shopping! Find a local market near you for local, organic produce. From apples and cucumbers to seasonal apple cider donuts, get organic foods for the fraction of the grocery store cost. Buying locally supports regional agriculture and dramatically cuts down on the carbon emissions caused by food shipments. #TreeiumTip: Grab your reusable shopping bag before you hit the market!
7. Charge your phone faster
In our modern world, it’s hard going anywhere without your phone. So, what do you do when its dying and you need a quick charge? Welcome to the ultimate eco-life hack: airplane mode. Regardless of whether you have an iPhone or an Android, this hack is for you. The next time your phone is on the verge of death, place the device on airplane mode while it’s charging, and voila, watch as your phone charges at super speed! Saves you time and uses less electricity.
8. Turn off the taps
Turn off any taps when you’re not using them and be careful to not leave them running while you’re washing your face or cleaning your teeth. One great way to save while brushing is to fill a glass with a little water and use this to clean your toothbrush and to rinse. You’ll be conserving water and saving money too. You can also save water by running the water on a low pressure while washing hands or rinsing a cup, it can help tremendously.
9. Hands off that Thermostat!
Did you know that fluctuating your thermostat uses a ton of energy? Next time you’re too hot or cold, shift it one degree and save roughly one percent on your energy bill and keep cool while looking cool.
10. Use natural cleaners
Stop using chemical cleaners in your kitchen and make use of your pantry items instead. There is no need for chemical cleaners to clean your kitchen counters; baking soda and vinegar can work miracles in your kitchen. Oranges and vinegar also work like magic and leave your kitchen smelling great. Own stainless steel appliances? #TreeiumTip Use cream of tartar and white vinegar to clean your steel appliances without causing damage to the finishing.
11. Bay Leaves - a natural pest repellent
These aromatic must-haves for delicious curry dishes, biryani and many types of cooking can also be used to repel certain pests like cockroaches, flies, wasps, mosquitoes and ants. The Bay leaves (Litsea glaucescens) have a pungent odor that these bugs don’t like so place them in suspected spots around the house. Forget the bug spray.
12. Turn off the computer completely at night
It may seem annoying to turn your PC or laptop on and off every day, but this simple act can save both energy and money. Throughout the day, try turning the monitor off when not in use and make sure your printer and scanner are also turned off too.
13. Stop using disposables
For centuries humans relied on towels for cleaning up around the home. Then paper napkins, towels and cloths came along and landfill waste is the result. There’s no need to cut down threatened forests for simple spills. Get back into the habit of using washable cloth towels and napkins to help the environment.
Let’s celebrate this Earth Day the Treeium way and help make this world a better place for generations to come. For more on how we can do our part to Go Green this earth day visit us at https://treeium.com/our-company/plant-a-tree