Technology has been evolving at a continuously faster rate in recent years. Through time and research, we continue to learn about our impact on the environment and just how we can minimize it. Through green technology, we are able to work and play as efficiently as possible with minimal waste and environmental impact. You’ll find that incorporating green technology into your everyday life is easier than you think.
Here is a list of four green technologies that are worth the investment
Energy efficient light bulbs
Energy efficient light bulbs are one of the quickest and easiest ways to incorporate green technology into your home. Because of the new 2012 energy standards, lightbulbs now use 25%-80% less energy. Using lightbulbs like CFLs, LEDs and halogen incandescent will help lower your energy usage. Not to mention, investing in these lightbulbs will save you money in the long run.
Another relatively easy change to your daily life is switching up your cleaning supplies. Technology has created the ability for us to manufacture cleaning supplies without harsh, harmful chemicals. As technology continues to develop we will continue to see more environmentally friendly cleaning products.
Energy efficient appliances
This may take a bit more thought and research, but when it is time to update your appliances, check out the Energy Star certified products list. You will be amazed at just how many appliances you can buy that have high energy efficiency.
Another item that takes more research than walking into a store. However, using renewable energy in your home can lead to many benefits, including reducing greenhouse gases. The different types of renewable energy are solar, wind, water, geothermal and bioenergy. Solar energy has become more popular as technologies have made solar panels more affordable for the general public.
In celebration of Earth Day being yesterday, we encourage you to incorporate green technology into your everyday life. Already have? Tell us how in the comments!