Reducing your ecological footprint – Part II

Continuing the series of tips on reducing your footprint, today we have…

Use energy efficient lightbulbs and appliances
It’s so simple to swap out all the bulbs in your house for energy efficient ones, yes they will cost you a little more to purchase but they cost you less to run, last longer and cost the planet less to boot.

Kitchen appliances; fridges, freezers, washing machines, dishwashers etc. all come with an energy efficiency rating. The ratings start at A and go down to G, the closer to an A rating the less energy a particular applience will use.

Our dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge freezer are all rated A, a decision that again cost us a little more than not bothering about it but as before costs us and the planet less in the long run, and that’s what’s important, the long term. People don’t see the big picture in general anymore.

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