Really, summers are a time to enjoy despite the scorching heat – adventures, travel, dining, and lots more! Still, there are small ways in which we can incorporate our eco – awareness into a summer routine..
Use a Sunscreen (but of course!).. that’s non toxic.
Sunscreens are extremely important for summer, but choosing a non toxic product is useful – it does not pollute our skin..or the environment.
It’s perfectly fine… to wash cold!
Use a quality detergent that reduces the need to wash fabrics with hot water – having heated water in your washer can use up to nine-tenths of the energy required to run a washing machine. Also, make sure to wash with a full load of laundry – that’s more energy-efficient.
Its better to read up on various energy sources provided by the community and see how they stack up in expenses and cost savings. For example, you might see a savings if you switch from electricity to natural gas, or even switch from electricity to solar or wind power.
Solar Powered Lights
Adding solar-powered outdoor lighting to your outdoor living areas is a wonderful enhancement, in addition to being cost-effective. They are independent of any power source too.
Dry Clothes Naturally… when the weather permits..!
It’s best to dry the clothes out in bright sunlight whenever you can.. they smell incredibly fresh and dry up quickly.. reducing the energy consumption from the dryer.
Invest in a laptop
Desktop computers use more energy than laptops, so why not opt for one? It could bring down costs by 75 percent, especially if we use the Internet or word processing software rather frequently. A laptop offers easy portability and is certainly more convenient to use.
Rule the summer with natural fabrics
Natural fabrics,such as cotton, absorb the moisture from the skin and helps it to stay cooler. Wearing lighter hues can be soothing, instead of dark colors that can leave us feeling warm and uncomfortable.
Consider minimizing your trash by disposing it off properly…
Small changes do add up to a lot of good sometimes.
With inputs from Internet and print sources