Ways Technology Can Help You Become More Environmentally-Friendly

If you’re looking for ways to help protect the environment, you’re not alone, and luckily, it’s easier than you think! There are many simple things you can do in your home and in your daily life to live more environmentally friendly. One of the best ways to start is to take advantage of all the amazing technology available to us.

Take a look at these effective ways you can utilize technology to live more environmentally conscious:

Utilize Green Apps

One way to reduce your carbon footprint is to shop sustainably! Thankfully, there are plenty of ‘green’ apps and online resources available at your fingertips that can give you information on how to be an environmentally conscious consumer. For example, you can find local farmer’s markets and sustainable eateries in your area, look up stores or businesses that care for the planet, and research products to buy that have a lower impact on the environment.

Install A Smart Thermostat

Accidentally forgetting to turn off your heating or cooling system after leaving the house can waste a lot more energy than you may realize. A smart thermostat will allow you to control your home’s temperature remotely, and it may also be able to track your habits and adjust itself based on your routines.

Get Smart Power Strips

Similar to your thermostat, leaving electronics such as your tv, computers, or appliances such as refrigerators and microwaves and more plugged in, can be a significant waste of energy. Investing in smart power strips that have the ability to cut power to the item while it’s plugged in but not in use can help you minimize your energy waste.

Take Advantage Of Solar Power

Solar power is a renewable energy source that is a great way to help protect the environment when utilized to power your home and electronics. If switching your entire house to solar energy is too expensive for you at the moment, there are plenty of other ways, such as with solar-powered products, to convert your most used electrical items to solar. 

Go Paperless

Choosing to get statements, bills, and more via email instead of being sent the information on paper helps save trees! In general, you can opt to store your information electronically instead of printing on paper to minimize your environmental impact and have your necessary information easily accessible.

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