Non-renewable energy comes at a price. The more of it you use, the more you’re going to pay. In the same way, our consumption of these energy resources comes at a price to our local, regional and global ecosystem – and its cost might be higher than we were ever willing to pay.
Unfortunately, there seems to be a commonly held misconception that it’s infeasible to offset our individual costs and those on the environment. Well, I’m here to tell you that this it’s totally feasible, and anybody can save green by going green.
You just have to do a little bit of homework before you get started.
Research, Research and More Research
What you’re trying to accomplish is a systemic switch in which type of energy you use, and how much you’ll be consuming. This is going to be a great deal more extensive than just changing out lightbulbs, so it’s going to require a good bit of research on your part.
Here are just a few questions you’ll want to ask yourself to give you a starting point:
- Where do you live? You need to determine your region’s climate and how your energy is commonly supplied in your local area.
- What is your living situation like? Do you rent or own? What are you currently using for energy utilities?
- What is your current budget for the project? Think of this switch as more of an investment than an overhead cost.
- What can you do (rather what do you want to do)? Some changes might not be possible, given your living situation, due to space or legal issues.
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