Four Easy Ways to be Eco-friendly

Research shows that doing good and living consciously boosts your mental health — and that’s what green living is all about. Check out these easy ways to join the green bandwagon.

Turn off your PC after work

According to power consumption tests, the average PC consumes approximately just over 100-watts. Add to that a typical 19-inch LCD screen and you increase that by another 40-watt. Ensure you have switched off your PC both at home and work at night to avoid this over consumption.

Turn off the water

Turning off the water while you brush your teeth can save four gallons a minute. Also, look out for a leaky tap as it’s easy to fix, and you can save more than 600 gallons a month.

Eco-friendly cooking

Use your microwave to warm food; crock pots, microwaves and toaster ovens are more efficient than stoves and ovens; making small changes can translate to big differences.

Switch everything off at the wall

A standard business PC or LCD monitor and printer has a power consumption of approximately 9W. Each PC/monitor/printer combo switched off at the wall would save for the conservative eight hours a night they’re not used, saving 26.28 kilo-watt-hours per year.