Reducing our carbon footprint, an everyday challenge
If you are like me, a stay-at-home mother concerned about the future of her children but also the comfort of your home, you have surely wondered about how to reduce your carbon footprint. This is indeed a major concern at the moment and we can all simply take action to make a difference. Here are my three favorite tips for reducing our impact on the environment by staying at home.
Optimizing energy at home
Optimizing our energy consumption is one of the keys to reducing our carbon footprint. This happens through simple actions. For example, using energy-saving light bulbs, and not leaving electronic devices on standby. You can also opt for a green energy supplier. Also remember to insulate your home well to reduce heating needs.
But my favorite tip remains the one linked to the use of electronics in the kitchen. Did you know that the oven is one of the appliances that consumes the most electricity in a home? A simple tip is to cook several dishes at the same time, or to take advantage of the remaining heat to reheat another dish or a pie. Reducing its use contributes to a real energy saving!
Pay attention to our water consumption
Water is a precious resource and we all need to take care of it. Did you know that a water leak from a tap can cause a loss of 120 liters of water per day? So remember to check your installations regularly and repair leaks quickly. Another simple – but effective – tip is to collect rainwater to water your plants, wash your car, clean your tools, or even for flushing the toilet. If you have children, this is also an opportunity to make a ecological family project by building a rainwater harvesting system.
Reduce our waste
Reducing waste is another effective way to reduce our carbon footprint. Although recycling is essential, it is equally important to produce less waste. Prefer products without packaging, or with recyclable or compostable packaging.
Buy in bulk when possible. A creative tip to reduce food packaging waste: use wax bees as reusable cling film.
Not only are you reducing single-use plastic, but you’re also creating fun and colorful food packaging. Dear readers, it only takes a little effort to make a big contribution to the environment. At the same time, we teach our children to be responsible and caring towards the planet on which we all live. So why not try these tips today?