Fighting climate change might seem like a daunting task, but that’s not the case if we band together! While we at Qualicare Waterloo are always working hard to implement energy-efficient solutions while maintaining our established level of care, we know that there’s always more that can be done to help make a difference. With that said, here are some simple yet effective ways you can help contribute to the cause and lower your carbon footprint!
Solar panels, backyard composting for gardens, installing a high-efficiency central air system – there are all sorts of different ways to make your home eco-friendlier. In addition, try reducing food wastage and consumption by growing your own veggie garden, hang-drying clothes when convenient and installing a heat pump. Plus, with all of these changes in mind, you’ll start saving considerably on your hydro bills, and you just might become eligible for governmental kickbacks through green living incentives. It sounds like a win-win to us!
Reduce Energy Consumption
Want to go even further? Try unplugging that Xbox when the kids are off to school, shutting down your computer rather than keeping it on sleep mode and installing energy-efficient lightbulbs. You can make further improvements by calling up an expert for a home or workplace energy audit to determine where the most effective improvements can be made. Plus, if you need to replace any appliances or electronics, be sure to choose new ones with the ENERGY STAR label as they offer greatly reduced energy consumption.
Eat Healthy Foods!
No, seriously, this is a great way to contribute to a healthier climate, plus it offers an ideal means of staying in the best of shape yourself. While there’s no need to go all-out and stick to the ultra-strict Keto diet for the rest of your life, there are ways you can simply eat healthier and reduce the overall consumption of mass-produced goods. Sticking to locally sourced, fresh produce including veggies and fruit is an important part of this, as is cutting out as much processed products from your diet as possible. After all, doesn’t fresh and delicious St. Albert’s cheese sounds better than something squeezed out of a tube at a factory that pollutes like crazy?
In addition to the tips above, try greening up your commute by sticking to public transit and encouraging conversations on eco-friendly living with others – you never know when you’ll inspire someone to make a change that helps them and the environment! There are plenty more great ways to make a difference out there, so don’t be afraid to do some research and get creative.
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