7 Ways to Go Green At Home

February 12, 2020 18 By EngineerMommy

This is a sponsored post written by me for WOR HQ LTD. All opinions are my own.

We’ve all seen the shocking headlines about climate change and the dire consequences associated with it: heat waves, heavy precipitation, higher sea levels, wildfires and more. Let’s all remember that there is no planet B and unless the situation improves in the near future, we’re all going to need one! Today I’m partnering with WOR HQ LTD to share some easy ways that you can go green at home. If we all do our part today, we can keep our planet cleaner for ourselves, as well as tomorrow’s generations.

1. Switch to green power. Perhaps the most important way to go green is to switch to green power, which includes sunlight, wind, rain, tides, plants, algae and geothermal heat. These resources are considered renewable because they are naturally regenerated. We’ve all experienced the heat of a shining sun or the impressive power of an unrelenting wind.

Did you know that wind is the most efficient source of green power? Furthermore, wind-derived energy does not contribute to global warming and does not produce any pollutants. That’s awesome, right? However, installing a windmill near your home is simply not feasible for most folks. Sure, installing solar panels on the roof is gaining popularity nowadays but there’s a huge cost & hassle associated with that too. The good news is there’s a much easier way to make a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

When you choose 100% green electricity through WOR HQ LTD, a renewable energy certificate (REC) represents proof of renewable electricity delivered to the grid. What exactly is an REC? It’s actually a market-based instrument that represents the property rights to the environmental, social and other non-power attributes of renewable electricity generation. Keep in mind that a retail REC provides no physical delivery of electricity and a customer’s electricity is still delivered by the existing utilities in his/her region without any service interruption. All the benefits of green power with none of the hassle!

 So just how easy is it to make the switch? Seriously, it’s a no-brainer!

  • No scheduling new service
  • No rewiring issues
  • No new equipment
  • No long-term contracts
  • No fee to switch 
  • No billing changes
  • No price changes for 12-24 months

It really doesn’t get any simpler or easier than this, folks! The same utility bringing power to your home does not change. To find out if you can support clean energy in your area, click here. Choose your geographic region and provide your utility info. In as little as 60 seconds to fill out an enrollment questionnaire, you can be sourcing more 100% GREEN ELECTRICITY to your home!

The time is now to support a cleaner planet that runs on green energy resources! By the way, whenever a new customer enrolls, a $5 donation is made to support the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), which is dedicated to safeguarding our planet for a greener future. For more ideas on going green, click here for a free guide with actionable tips.

Our kids deserve a clean planet! Are you doing your part to support a greener Earth for future generations?

In addition to using green power at home, here are some additional ways to support a greener planet for tomorrow’s generations. 

2. Set your water heater to 120 degrees F. Did you know that heating water is one of the largest expenses in a home? Higher water temperatures are generally unnecessary and are associated with increased utility costs. Also, when out of town, don’t forget to set your water heater to Vacation mode.

3.  Switch to low-flow faucets/showerheads. This will save you money not only by reducing water consumption, but also by reducing your water heating costs. Double whammy on savings!

4. Consider washing laundry in cold water. Skip the hot water cycle unless absolutely necessary. Choose cold or warm water most of the time. Also, don’t run the machine unless it’s a full load- there’s no sense in using all that energy for a few pieces of clothing.

5. Use energy-efficient bulbs. LED bulbs use much less electricity than traditional incandescent bulbs. Plus, they tend to last longer, giving you a much better value over the long run.

6.  Opt for reusable water bottles. Bottled water is expensive and unnecessary; plus, all those empty bottles fill up the landfill. If you don’t enjoy the taste of tap water, use a faucet-mounted filter or pitcher filter to reduce water contaminants.

7. Fix items instead of throwing them away. Every appliance that’s repaired, rather than thrown away, is one less item in the landfill. Check to see if the appliance can be fixed for a reasonable price before discarding it. Also, make it a habit to recycle and donate goods whenever possible.

Don’t forget that there is no planet B when it comes to climate change. 

 

Learn more about supporting green energy here. Are you doing your part to keep our planet clean & green? 







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