5. Choose a Green Garage Door Opener
Garage door openers use standby power whenever they’re plugged in, so even if you’re not using the device, it could draw 7 watts per hour.
If you want to cancel this so-called vampire power from your energy bill, consider a solar-powered garage door opener instead.
And if you’re building a home, consider using recycled or sustainable materials for the garage door’s construction.
6. Buy Recycled Items
You can buy recycled items that range from toilet tissue to paper towels. Just look for ‘recycled’ on the product label.
Recycling doesn’t have to stop there. You can purchase recycled technology like TVs, mobile phones and gaming consoles. Just search newspaper and online classifieds, or websites like eBay for items in good condition.
7. Use Rags
Want to help save the environment? Cut up old T-shirts to make reusable cleaning rags, or buy rags by the bulk.
You can clean rags by the batch once they get soiled and dirty, rather than just throw them away like their paper counterparts.
8. Seek Help from Sustainability Consultants
If you’re unsure of which changes to implement to make your home greener, hire sustainability consultants.
Sustainability consultants assess your home for carbon, energy, water, waste, hazardous materials and environmental impacts.
They can provide plans on how to reduce your use of vital resources including energy, water and oil.