Being efficient with the energy you consume means you are using less energy to do the same jobs and reducing your home's total energy usage in addition to saving you money.
In order to use energy efficiency in your home, you must become aware of how energy is used, where it is being used, and how you can reduce it. That is why we have come up with eight quick and easy tips to help your home save energy and money!
A few years ago, I learned that there are thousands of Canadians without access to clean water. Instead, they live with boil water advisories which means they have to boil their water before they can drink it or use it to shower, brush their teeth and wash their dishes. This shocked me but I can't say it's unexpected. Canada loves to paint itself as an inclusive, equitable, safe country but over the years, I've learned that it has many flaws just like many other countries.
If you've watched Seaspiracy, Chasing Coral, A Plastic Ocean, Black Fish, and/or other environmental documentaries then you know that our oceans are in serious trouble. It is estimated that by the year 2050, there will be more plastic and garbage in our oceans than fish. This statistic is absolutely shocking.
Living an eco-friendly lifestyle is becoming more and more common. Whether its reducing carbon emissions or reducing the amount of plastic used in your home, every small change makes a big difference. With the rise of climate change, being eco-friendly is more important than ever!
In 2020, Canada announced a plan to ban any harmful single-use plastic items like bags and straws by 2030. Plastic has been polluting our earths rivers, oceans, and lakes while harming wildlife and generating micro-plastics in the water we use and drink today! A statistic from Statistics Canada shows that Canadians throw away 3 million tonnes of plastic waste each year and only 9% of which is recycled, meaning that majority of plastics end up in land fills and into our environment!