As the seasons become more polarized, it’s easy to forget we once had four distinct seasons each year. However, mother nature is doing her best to help us realize that lowering our carbon emissions would sure do her a bit of good.
Chance are, you believe in global warming, and if you don’t, we invite you to look at this research by NASA.
If you’re looking for ways you can lower your carbon footprint and live sustainably in 2021, continue reading. We’re going over five simple ways to live sustainably in 2021 and beyond.
If you’ve been thinking about going solar, now is the time. For starters, there are many tax advantages for homeowners — well, at least until 2023.
Although it remains to be seen with the Biden administration if renewable energy sources like solar receive federal incentives after 2023, you can still save a bit of money before then.
How much? According to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, you can get a tax credit of 26% through 2022, but you have to hurry. It drops to 22% in 2023.
If you’re curious about the price of solar panels, check out https://blueravensolar.com/blog/price-of-solar-panels/. Solar panels are more affordable than you may think, especially when you factor in the savings over their 25-year lifespan.
2Use Reuseable Bottles
Many of today’s water bottles end up in landfills, or worse, our oceans. These water bottles can take up to 450 years to decompose.
Think that’s a long time? Unfortunately, water bottles that make it into our oceans continue to break down into microplastic forever. That affects marine life all the way up the food chain to us.
Switching to reusable bottles helps save the planet from the overuse of plastic.
3Use Eco-Friendly Products
Many of the common cleaners we use in our homes aren’t eco-friendly. The good news is that there are eco-friendly options out there — and they aren’t that hard to find.
With a little research, you can find quality eco-friendly products that won’t break your budget.
4Use Biodegradable Trash Bags
Like single-use plastic bottles, most households depend on plastic trash bags to dispose of their trash. The bad news is these trash bags sit in landfills for years before ever decomposing.
However, there is an alternative — biodegradable trash bags! Biodegradable trash bags decompose in three to six months rather than sitting around in landfills waiting for years to decompose!
Got places to go and people to see? Try using a bike or walking whenever convenient. This simple yet small change lowers your family’s carbon footprint.
You’ll be saving the planet while getting exercise. It’s a win-win.
Commit to Living Sustainably in 2021 and Beyond
Living sustainably isn’t easy, but if you commit to a more sustainable life, you can do wonders for the planet with simple changes. Although there are many ways you can live more sustainably, we hope you’ll try some of the ideas on this list.
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