Appliances come in all shapes and sizes and are very crucial for providing us convenience and comfort. The amount of energy that an appliance uses significantly impacts a household’s monthly expenses. Usage is generally measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh), and 1 kWh is equal to 1000 watts working for one hour. An old appliance may be adding extra expenses to the monthly budget, so it may be time to consider what appliances are responsible for the most energy consumption.
A green home provides several advantages. From reducing the size of your household’s carbon footprint to minimizing electric and utility costs, sustainable homes have much to offer. The purchase and installation of a few items and modest home-upgrades could be all it takes to create a more comfortable, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly home.
Have you ever thought about where your food comes from? We don’t mean what grocery store you buy it from or what meal delivery service you order from. We mean where it originates from. So much of our groceries start off in the soil, and you can embrace your inner farmer. These are four tips for successfully growing your own food this summer.
The negative impact our throwaway consumerism is highlighted in the news almost every day. Instagram influencers, bloggers and celebrities are using their social media presence exposure to promote healthier ways to eat, ethical ways to buy and highlighting environmental issues. We are also becoming mindful of where our food comes from and where our products are purchased, and eventually where they end up. We are moving away from products and services churned out of unethical overseas factories, there is a positive swing to buying local and instead of dumping the trash, we separate and recycle where we can.
If you are increasingly concerned about the environment, you are not alone. The unfortunate reality is that many families have huge carbon footprints and contribute substantially to the pollution problem. You may not realize it, but your home is one of the most significant sources of environmental waste, energy consumption and more than your family is responsible for. By making a few changes around the house, you can promote a greener family lifestyle and take steps to protect the environment.
There’s been a growing concern over the ill effects of asphalt shingles, especially when it gets hot outside. Fortunately, healthier and greener options are now made available.
Living green is going on a whole new level. Not only will Mother Earth smile at these innovations, you’ll also smile at the price and durability of these green options. So the next time you’ll re-roof your house, better consider greener options over asphalt shingles.
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