More Small Sustainable Changes You Can Make Right Now
When you hear the word “sustainability,” what do you think of? You most likely think of conserving the Earth’s natural resources and implementing it in consumer products and practices. We are committed to this goal as a team focused on integrating sustainability into your everyday life. But we also understand the importance of consistency in sustainability and that there are multiple forms of sustainability, like energy sustainability. Here are some ways you can be a more well-rounded, energy-conscious user and consumer:
- Doing laundry or running the dishwasher when you have a full load
Cut down your water usage by doing laundry or the dishes only when each appliance is full. It lets you batch each load of clothing or dishes so that you can get more done at once, saving you time and effort while saving you extra costs in utility bills.
- Using the dishwasher at non-peak times
Try using the dishwasher when you don’t expect others to, like in the morning, afternoon before 4:00 pm, or late at night before bed. Running the dishwasher during these non-peak times is also cheaper.
- Using reusable dryer balls instead of dryer sheets
Dryer sheets are like plastic because they’re one-time use. Try reusable dryer balls, which are healthy, efficient, and inexpensive at getting the job done. If you don’t have dryer balls at the moment, try cutting up your dryer sheets in half. Usually, you don’t need a full dryer sheet for a single laundry load.
- Supporting ethical companies pursuing the missions you’re passionate about
As the saying goes, we vote with our dollars. Do a thorough review of the products you already have and find companies that support the causes you care about. There has never been a better time for sustainability and sustainable lifestyles to thrive and matter more than right now.