Practical Ways to Conserve Water and Energy

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Practical Ways to Conserve Water and Energy

The effort of conserving water and energy simply means to waste less, save more and use wisely. Water and energy are our two biggest aids – we rely on them to cook and clean more efficiently, travel farther, and also to work and play at our best. However, we aren’t always as good to our helpers as they are to us – We are guilty of over-consuming and wasting.

Traditional energy is derived from fossil fuels that contributes to pollution and climate change, overusing it adds to the degradation of the environment. In addition, the world’s supply of drinking water is depleting, wasting it harms all life on earth. Conserving these resources should be as important to us as using them are, because conservation will promote a more sustainable environment while helping to save money and inspire appreciation…

15 Practical Ways to Conserve Water:

  • Install low flow appliances in your home and businesses.
  • Fix leaky pipes.
  • Collect rain water and use it to water your plants and wash your car.
  • Take shorter showers and wash your hair less often.
  • Compost instead of using a garbage disposal.
  • Only use the dishwasher and washing machine on full loads.
  • Insulate your pipes.
  • Practice eco-flushing.
  • Plant drought resistant plants.
  • Never allow water to run – soak dirty pots, fill a cup while brushing your teeth and turn hose off while washing the car.
  • Take less baths.
  • Visit public pools instead of maintaining a personal one.
  • Inspire others.

13 Practical Ways to Conserve Energy:

  • Upgrade to energy star appliances.
  • Use solar energy to provide light, power, and to charge your appliances.
  • Hang blackout curtains instead of the traditional curtains – they provide insulation that can curb energy usage.
  • Drive less – instead, walk more, bike, carpool or take public transportation.
  • Line dry your clothing.
  • Use energy efficient light bulbs.
  • Turn off the lights – instead, open the window to let the light in or work outside.
  • Insulate your home.
  • Install energy efficient windows.
  • Plant shady trees.
  • Turn of the AC – instead, open the window, use solar powered fans and dress for the weather.
  • Inspire others.

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