Too many times, people think that they alone cannot do anything that will help the environment. This thinking is problematic because it quite literally only takes one person making so small changes to make a big difference.
Of course, one person will not save the world on their own, but making a few adjustments to day-to-day life can still make quite an impression when it comes to the enviroment.
We all know that we should be replacing incandescent bulbs with fluorescent ones to save energy and shutting off the water when brushing our teeth, but there are a host of other things that we can also look into. For example, another way to save water is by installing low-flow shower heads. These heads will not reduce your water to a trickle; as a matter of fact, they might even improve the pressure of your water! In addition to conserving H2O, these shower heads can also save energy because they reduce the amount of hot water that you use.
Another way you can save natural resources (and get in some great exercise!) is by replacing your gas lawn mower with a manual, reel mower. These clippers require no gas or electricity, and they are much quieter than their gas-driven counterparts. If manual labor isn’t quite up your alley, even switching to an electric mower is a better option than using one that consumes fossil fuels.
Lastly, consider taking a step back in time when it comes to things around the house. Rather than use the air conditioning during the day, open some doors and windows to experience a cool breeze. If it is too warm for that, consider using a fan before switching on the AC. When it comes to laundry, try line-hanging your clothes rather than using a dryer.
As you can see, just a few changes can add up to big differences!