5 tips to achieve a more environmentally friendly lifestyle - by Kevin Jeeps
Firstly, what’s my background and why am I interested in the environment?
As someone with more life experience than many who are reading this, my desire
is to help to raise awareness of a handful of tips, most of which I practise,
to help preserve the world that we live in for future generations. As this is
being written on Earth Day, albeit posted much later, the purpose of this is
not lost on me!
What about my tips for helping to save the environment?
I know that we are now in a position to go back to work in our usual environment after the third lockdown. I’m also aware that many companies are not only willing to offer their employees the chance to work from home. However, that’s not, for various reasons, an option for everyone. So if you have a work colleague and as long as your working patterns allow you to do so, sharing a car journey, or better still use public transport, again, if possible, will help to reduce the number of vehicles on our roads. Again, I did a search for “car share schemes UK” on Google. The results are here.
3. Turn off and unplug your laptop/computer when you are not
This for me is a part of my routine. It’s partly because the wire from my plug to the dining table that I use to work on my laptop trails across my dining area, and, as such, is a trip hazard. It’s also using up electricity to keep whichever device you use if you turn it off and unplug when not using it. I do the same for my digital radio, my toaster and my filter coffee maker, a couple of which compete for the same plug in any event!
I’ve got a personal preference for taking a shower, but, environmentally speaking, it also makes sense! Again, using Google, I did a search on “how much more water does a bath use compared to a shower?” The common view is that even a ten-minute shower uses only 20 gallons (almost 91 litres) compared to the 30 gallons (approximately 146 litres) for a bath: see my search results.
One thing that I’ve been using for years is an egg timer with a suction pad that I use in the shower. There aren’t many to choose from, but here’s one I found.
Actually, as part of those results, there’s an argument that the timing of showers can have a beneficial effect. Taking a shower in the evening can also positively affect your circadian rhythm, i.e. it helps you to get to sleep.
5. Use (LED) low energy light bulbs
I have numerous energy saving light bulbs, though I did a search on Google and came up with these options. The ones I have as spares in a drawer claim that not only do they use 5 times less electricity, but that, based on 3 hours’ usage per day, they will last for 8 years! That’s great value for money in anyone’s book!
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