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Reduce Your Environmental Impact in 2020: Tips and Tricks

by: Sharai Hoekema
reduce your environmental impact in 2020  tips and tricks | Newsletter

It is that time of the year to developkindsNkindsew Year resolutions: lose weight and eat healthier. Travel more. Work less. Spend more time with our loved ones. Those will definitely top the list for most of us. Yet we have another great one for you to add. How about we start in 2020 to reduce our carbon footprint? 

Reduce Your Impact in 2020: Tips and Tricks Which Are Easy To Implement

Effectively, reducing your carbon footprint means that you will reduce your personal impact on the environment - preferably by becoming completely ‘carbon neutral,’ which means that your net impact on the world amounts to 0 (or, for the really ambitious ones, will be positive - meaning that you give back more to the world than you take from it).

Recommended: CO2 Footprint Food: Focus On What You Eat, Not If It Is Local

Unbeknownst to us, we are susceptible to wasting energy on things that would require virtually zero energy to change. And reducing our energy footprint is key in conserving resources, in doing so, reducing greenhouse gas pollution. By becoming more sustainable ourselves, we can do our part in stopping climate change and the destruction of ecosystems.

  1. Plug out your devices!

Although some people will claim the opposite, it is a fact that most applicants will keep on using energy when they are idle. This phenomenon is aptly called ‘phantom load,’ something that can add more than € 100 to our annual energy bill - and something that is basically wasted energy! So, directly unplugging your appliances and devices after using them will save both money and the planet. Afraid it will be too labor-intensive? Consider plugging such items into one single power strip and turn that whole strip off when you are done cooking, doing laundry, or getting ready in the morning.

  1. Get regular check-ups

This applies to pretty much everything, whether your car, your heating, AC-systems, your fridge, your oven, your washing machine. If you take better care of those installations and appliances, they will not only last longer - great for your wallet and the environment - they will also use less energy. Double win!

  1. Dress appropriately - especially indoors

Most of us will want to feel comfortable in our own homes. While we do usually dress weather-appropriately when going outside, we refuse to do so at home. Bring on the comfy shorts and tops, even in the dead of winter - or your favorite hoodie in the midst of summer! So we adjust our thermostat accordingly. Not quite a sustainable practice. You are better off sticking closer to the outdoor temperature. So turn up the airconditioning by some degrees in the summer and dial down the heating temperature in the winter. Again both money and climate saver.

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  1. Natural laundry

Did you know that a significant portion of your energy bill can be attributed to your laundry machine and dryer? Therefore, you might consider greening up laundry day. Instead of putting your clothes in the dryer, you could install a rack in the garden and let them dry up ‘au natural.’ Even better, the smell of fresh grass and sunshine cannot be beaten by any fabric softener! For the real enthusiast, also consider doing the laundry by hand. Round up some neighbors and friends and make it your fun gossip afternoon. Saving $$ on the energy bill while giving your washing machine a break!

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Photo by Eric With some

  1. Travel responsibly

Now, this would make a great resolution! Preferably, you would leave your car in the garage and opt for public transport or bike or walk instead. However, if you do really need to get out in your car, there are some ways of becoming more carbon neutral as well, for instance, by turning off your engine when you are not driving. Do not keep on idling when stuck in a traffic jam, waiting for the traffic lights, or parked in the drive-thru. Once you are ready to start driving, it is generally a good idea to accelerate gently and save gas. For the same reason, keep an eye on your speed: reducing your speed will really make a difference in your car’s gasoline consumption.

Recommended: Green Sustainable Hydrogen By Hyundai Toyota and Honda

  1. Shop responsibly

Finally, consider tackling your shopping addiction and climate change in one go - while, once again, doing your bank account a huge favor. Whether it is for groceries or just ‘for fun,’ when you go shopping, consider how these things will affect the world around you. Consider looking into organic and local products produced sustainably and not hauled halfway across the world to end up in your bag. Find products that fit your needs, so do not get that huge family home or mini-van if you are just by yourself. Bring your own bag when shopping and avoid heavily packaged products. And most importantly, keep on asking yourself: do I really need this?

Recommended: Getting Healthier By Eating Sustainable Food And Doing Exercise

Well, there you have it. Reducing your carbon footprint can be as simple as following these tips. And it might even save you money! So, without having to compromise on your lifestyle, you can make a promise to be more sustainable in 2020. Will it be on your resolutions list?

Cover photo by Markus Winkler

Before you go!

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I appreciate the advice about unplugging devices when you're not using them since they can still be using power. Since I am always using my phone and laptop, I want to make sure I reduce my carbon footprint. I'll have to unplug my appliances and other power outlets when I'm not using them during the day. https://www.sqlandscapes.org.au/
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Reduce Your Environmental Impact in 2020: Tips and Tricks

It is that time of the year to developkindsNkindsew Year resolutions: lose weight and eat healthier. Travel more. Work less. Spend more time with our loved ones. Those will definitely top the list for most of us. Yet we have another great one for you to add. How about we start in 2020 to reduce our carbon footprint?  Reduce Your Impact in 2020: Tips and Tricks Which Are Easy To Implement Effectively, reducing your carbon footprint means that you will reduce your personal impact on the environment - preferably by becoming completely ‘carbon neutral,’ which means that your net impact on the world amounts to 0 (or, for the really ambitious ones, will be positive - meaning that you give back more to the world than you take from it). Recommended:  CO2 Footprint Food: Focus On What You Eat, Not If It Is Local Unbeknownst to us, we are susceptible to wasting energy on things that would require virtually zero energy to change. And reducing our energy footprint is key in conserving resources, in doing so, reducing greenhouse gas pollution. By becoming more sustainable ourselves, we can do our part in stopping climate change and the destruction of ecosystems. Plug out your devices! Although some people will claim the opposite, it is a fact that most applicants will keep on using energy when they are idle. This phenomenon is aptly called ‘phantom load,’ something that can add more than € 100 to our annual energy bill - and something that is basically wasted energy! So, directly unplugging your appliances and devices after using them will save both money and the planet. Afraid it will be too labor-intensive? Consider plugging such items into one single power strip and turn that whole strip off when you are done cooking, doing laundry, or getting ready in the morning. Get regular check-ups This applies to pretty much everything, whether your car, your heating, AC-systems, your fridge, your oven, your washing machine. If you take better care of those installations and appliances, they will not only last longer - great for your wallet and the environment - they will also use less energy. Double win! Dress appropriately - especially indoors Most of us will want to feel comfortable in our own homes. While we do usually dress weather-appropriately when going outside, we refuse to do so at home. Bring on the comfy shorts and tops, even in the dead of winter - or your favorite hoodie in the midst of summer! So we adjust our thermostat accordingly. Not quite a sustainable practice. You are better off sticking closer to the outdoor temperature. So turn up the airconditioning by some degrees in the summer and dial down the heating temperature in the winter. Again both money and climate saver. Natural laundry Did you know that a significant portion of your energy bill can be attributed to your laundry machine and dryer? Therefore, you might consider greening up laundry day. Instead of putting your clothes in the dryer, you could install a rack in the garden and let them dry up ‘au natural.’ Even better, the smell of fresh grass and sunshine cannot be beaten by any fabric softener! For the real enthusiast, also consider doing the laundry by hand. Round up some neighbors and friends and make it your fun gossip afternoon. Saving $$ on the energy bill while giving your washing machine a break! Photo by Eric With some Travel responsibly Now, this would make a great resolution! Preferably, you would leave your car in the garage and opt for public transport or bike or walk instead. However, if you do really need to get out in your car, there are some ways of becoming more carbon neutral as well, for instance, by turning off your engine when you are not driving. Do not keep on idling when stuck in a traffic jam, waiting for the traffic lights, or parked in the drive-thru. Once you are ready to start driving, it is generally a good idea to accelerate gently and save gas. For the same reason, keep an eye on your speed: reducing your speed will really make a difference in your car’s gasoline consumption. Recommended: Green Sustainable Hydrogen By Hyundai Toyota and Honda Shop responsibly Finally, consider tackling your shopping addiction and climate change in one go - while, once again, doing your bank account a huge favor. Whether it is for groceries or just ‘for fun,’ when you go shopping, consider how these things will affect the world around you. Consider looking into organic and local products produced sustainably and not hauled halfway across the world to end up in your bag. Find products that fit your needs, so do not get that huge family home or mini-van if you are just by yourself. Bring your own bag when shopping and avoid heavily packaged products. And most importantly, keep on asking yourself: do I really need this? Recommended:  Getting Healthier By Eating Sustainable Food And Doing Exercise Well, there you have it. Reducing your carbon footprint can be as simple as following these tips. And it might even save you money! So, without having to compromise on your lifestyle, you can make a promise to be more sustainable in 2020. Will it be on your resolutions list? Cover photo by Markus Winkler Before you go! Recommended:  Electric Bike Conversion Kits: Best In 2020 Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about your solutions to have less impact on the environment? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
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