Now that the holidays are over, it is time to get back on track, apply your New Year’s resolutions and enjoy the winter. As the eco-friendly Kitsilano dry cleaners we would like to offer the following green living tips that will allow you to enjoy the winter and still reduce your energy consumption and your carbon footprint.
Clear the Air
If you find the winter air drier than usual or are looking at improving the quality of air that you breathe in your home, indoor plants may be the answer to both of these conundrums. These plants will not only brighten up your surroundings, they will also trap heat in your home and release moisture back into the air as well as purify and clean the air. Start 2019 right and put plants in your kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom.
Another answer to cleaner air is a humidifier. It will keep the air in your home from getting too dry.
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A diffuser can double as a humidifier and it will also fill your home with uplifting scents.
Many of your favourite vegetable and fruits can come from as far away as South America during the winter months. The shipping and carbon footprint of these products is huge. Try to combat this and make an effort to enjoy and purchase seasonal produce and fruit. Try to prepare meals with local ingredients. Not only will you be enjoying a fresher meal, chances are it will be far higher in nutrition as well.
Change your Bulbs
The days are shorter in the winter; therefore, you will be turning your lights on more. Use LED or other energy efficient lights to save money on your next utility bill. Not only will you enjoy the cost savings provided by LED lights, you will also reduce your energy consumption and shrink your carbon footprint.
Vancouver offers great public transit. If at all possible, try to incorporate transit into your daily schedule and reduce your carbon footprint. Sometimes public transit is not an option. If this is the case, think about carpooling with work colleagues or friends. Not only is this a more energy efficient approach, it may also offer perks such as HOV lanes and other time saving measures.
As a local eco-friendly business, we support all green initiatives and are proud to offer free pick-up and delivery service for your cleaning needs. This service will not only free up time for you, it will also cut down on your fuel consumption and reduce your overall carbon footprint.
If you are interested in other ways to go green this winter or would like more information about our free pick-up and delivery service or some of the other eco-friendly cleaning options that we provide, please contact us today. We look forward to working with you soon.