We all love the Earth – but it can be tricky to know how to help it. In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we’ve put together a few quick tips on easy ways to become more environmentally conscious.
1. Go electric
Take a close look at your home and yard – are there any opportunities to switch from gas-powered to electric? If you’re in the market for a new car, consider a hybrid or all-electric option. Upgrade your power tools from gas-guzzler to zero emissions with the sustainable Greenworks outdoor equipment, power tools, and more. From mowers to blowers, trimmers, drills and more – we’ve got you covered in your quest to be more green.
2. Schedule an energy audit of your home
Did you know that most local power companies offer a free at-home energy audit? In addition to tips like programming your thermostat, switching to low-flow showerheads and adding more insulation in cold spots, the power company is an excellent resource for maximizing your energy efficiency.
3. Grab a reusable water bottle
It’s tempting to grab a single-use water bottle when we’re on the go – but resist that temptation and keep a reusable water bottle in your car, backpack or purse so you can stay hydrated without contributing to a landfill. Toss a reusable insulated coffee cup into your bag as a reminder to avoid single-use Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts cups whenever possible.
4. Change up your laundry routine
It’s a simple-yet-powerful hack: you can save on energy costs by running your washer and dryer in the evening. Energy costs are typically lower after 7 p.m., making it less expensive and more efficient to knock out your laundry in the evening hours. Another pro tip: washing everything in cold water uses less energy (and keeps your colors from fading or running!).
5. Opt to go meat-free one day a week
Did you know that shifting one day a week to meat-free significantly lowers your dinner plate’s carbon footprint? The record-high demand for meat has destroyed precious land and resources to make more room for cattle. Incorporate a Meat-Free Monday, try out some new plant protein-rich recipes and feel confident that you’re making a small but powerful impact on the environment.
The Greenworks Promise
At Greenworks, every day is earth day. For more than 20 years, our team has created sustainable power tools and yard equipment – helping to power you up without impacting the environment. Join the sustainability movement today with Greenworks Tools.