Relearning to be at Home: Unplugged

Now that you’re spending more time at home, you and your family are probably using electricity more than before. During lockdowns around the world, we have seen reductions in air pollution linked to less industrial activity like commuting. This is fantastic for clean air, but what else can you do to further cut your emissions footprint from home?

If Nirvana can find a way to play unplugged, so can you

This week, think about all the electronics you use from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed, and sometimes even past that if you’re using white noise machines or music while you sleep. You are surrounded by electronics and now with virtual work life as the norm, you might be even more attached to your electronics (don’t worry, we are struggling with this too). Consciously using your home more energy efficiently will help you reduce emissions and can save you money while benefiting the planet.

Now that you’ve thought about all electricity flowing around your life, what can you do to limit your electronic use?

Ways to unplug

These are just a few suggestions, but any step towards reducing our personal emissions is a step towards a better future. All these simple changes you can make every day will reduce your electricity consumption and could even save you money in the long run!