Ways to Minimize Dependence on Energy Usage, Tips to Reduce Your Carbon Footprints
Created by Laura Updated on Feb 07, 2020
I take environmental issues seriously. Be it office, home or public places. I feel that as mothers, parents and individual citizens, our everyday little efforts can make a difference in our environment.
What do apart from using a solar cooker, I do simple things during my everyday activities to minimize my dependence on energy usage and reduce my carbon footprints. At our home, being environment-friendly is a “way of life”.
Practices?Tips to Minimize Dependence on Energy Usage to Be Environment-friendly
Here I am going to tell you the ways or tips to minimize dependence on energy usage to reduce your carbon footprints to make the environment safe. Be habitual of these practices.
- Save Less Fuel/Gas Consumption - For instance, I have made it a practice at home to soak rice and lentils 2 hours before cooking time so that they cook with less fuel. I take things out of the refrigerator a few hours before use so that they warm to room temperature without the use of fuel.
- While Ironing the Cloth - When ironing clothes at home, we switch off the iron before the last cloth is to be done because we know the residual heat is enough to do a good job. These are just a few examples.
- Carrying Jute Bag - Over the weekend when I go for grocery shopping or to buy vegetables, I always carry a jute bag when going out and when the grocer offers to put their purchases in a polythene bag, I refuse to take it.
- Using Carpool - The cars my family use are checked regularly for emissions. Whenever possible, we prefer carpool to commute to the office.
- It is important for us to develop these everyday habits and take the eco-friendly messages seriously.
- Reusing Water - When it comes to using water, we make sure that the water is reused in every possible way. For example, the water sued for washing rice, lentils or vegetables is usually stored in a bucket and used to water the plants we have. Water used for washing clothes is used for cleaning the balcony or even cleaning the washrooms. Sometimes flushing too.
Suggest more environment-friendly tips if you follow at home. Lets all share with each other the good habits. Let us all commit to following eco-friendly practices daily.
| Jul 04, 2016
I agree that we should inculcate these habits early at home. one more thing that I do at home is to collect the RO water purifier discard (hard water) to water my plants and soak the dishes to be washed. it can even be used for flushing, cleaning the balconies and bathrooms.
| Jul 21, 2016
Hi Laura, you have written it so beautifully. These things are really important as energy conservation and its proper usage will benefit the mankind in the long run. Its important to preserve the natural resources as well as make the best use of them so that the dependency on artificial or man made resources gets reduced as there are certain negative impacts of non natural resources. Nature has given us beautiful gifts which we all must cherish and return to it in a good way rather than polluting or wasting resources.
| Jan 29, 2017
Hi Laura, You have conveyed the message wonderfully. It's must for all of us to use water with a conservative approach as it's depleting at a very fast rate ! Please do correct.... usage of waste soapy water used for washing clothes is harmful for flushing as it will kill the bacteria in the Septic Tank which is instrumental in breaking down the solid human waste or sludge. Hence never throw waste water mixed with soapy solution in the flush. Thanks and regards