Tips to stay eco friendly during winter

Jun 4, 2023 | Lifestyle, Sustainability

This winter, don’t let being sustainable be a chore!

I tend to feel a lot less bothered to do many things during winter, however, not staying eco friendly isn’t one of them. 

Winter brings its own set of challenges when it comes to staying sustainable. However, with a little planning and conscious decision-making, we can continue a sustainable lifestyle even during the coldest months of the year. In this blog post, we will explore several tips on how to stay sustainable during winter, helping you reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a greener planet.

Energy efficient heating

Heating accounts for a significant portion of energy consumption during winter. To reduce your energy usage, consider lowering the temperature you have your heating on by a few degrees and layering up with jumpers and blankets. Walking around in a t-shirt and shorts with the heater turned up high is a sure way to burn through energy….and raise your bills! Proper insulation and weather stripping in your home can also prevent heat loss. Additionally, ensuring you only use energy when necessary will also reduce your energy use.

Smart lighting choices

The shorter days of winter often mean increased reliance on artificial lighting.  Energy efficient LED bulbs consume less electricity and last longer. Take advantage of natural light during the day by opening curtains and blinds to let sunlight in, reducing the need for artificial lighting. Additionally, remember to turn off lights when you leave a room to conserve energy.

Energy saving cooking

Winter is the perfect time to indulge in warm and hearty meals. Use energy efficient cooking methods like pressure cookers or slow cookers that require less energy compared to conventional ovens. Consider preparing larger batches of food and freezing leftovers for quick and convenient meals later on. Also, consider choosing locally sourced and seasonal ingredients to reduce the environmental impact associated with long distance transportation.

Delivered eco friendly products and sustainable produce

We often feel like going out less during winter and can opt for quick, convenient purchases. Look for local businesses that can conveniently deliver eco friendly necessities to your home. At The Inspired Eco Warrior we deliver eco household, cleaning, laundry and personal care refills on a subscription or order as you go basis. To eat sustainably, there are a variety of local businesses that can deliver meat, fish and fresh fruit and vegetables to your home on a regular basis. There are also sustainable pet food delivery options. 

Winter doesn’t have to be a season of excessive energy consumption and waste. By incorporating sustainable practices into our daily lives, we can minimise our impact on the environment and create a greener winter season. From energy-efficient heating and lighting to making conscious choices with our cooking and rethinking quick, convenient purchases, each small step adds up to make a significant difference. Let’s prioritise sustainability this winter and keep our planet healthy and thriving.

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