Ecological gestures are actions that respect the environment, which make it possible to be part of a dynamic of sustainable development. They save money and reduce your carbon footprint in the long run. Consumers are increasingly concerned about protecting the planet and are adopting various alternatives in this direction. If you want to join this process, what will be your ecological gestures ?
The electric scooter, to move in a greener way
To start, you might consideradopt the electric scooter in order to move around in a more ecological way. This means of transport is increasingly popular in cities around the world due to its many advantages.
Indeed, the electric scooter is a practical and ecological alternative to conventional means of transport, such as the car and public transport. In addition, it is particularly suitable for short distances. It is also practical, easy to use and takes up very little space. Therefore, you can fold it and carry it on the subway and bus if you want to combine different modes of transport.
Otherwise, thanks to electric scooters, you won't need to buy fuel. These are powered by rechargeable batteries and do not emit greenhouse gases, thus reducing the carbon footprint linked to mobility. Finally, the electric scooter helps reduce traffic jams, noise and air pollution in urban areas.
No longer take the car for short trips
You don't have to take your car for short trips, as there are greener alternatives. We can cite public transport, walking, cycling, and as we have mentioned, the electric scooter. These options come in handy when you need to go somewhere not too far away. They also allow you to avoid the stress of driving and parking in crowded areas.
The trend of using public transport has also accelerated in recent years. Indeed, more and more people are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and save money.
A stop-ad on the mailbox
French households receive an average of 40 kg of leaflets each year. The stop-pub sticker is used to avoid the accumulation of flyers in mailboxes. They encourage postmen and salespeople not to drop off leaflets and brochures which would certainly be thrown away.
The fact of affixing a stop-pub on the mailbox makes it possible to preserve the ecosystem in the face of large volumes of waste of paper generated by the distribution of advertising leaflets. It also helps businesses and advertisers to reduce paper waste as all those flyers go straight into the trash.
Electricity at home: only when it is essential!
Also include reducing electricity consumption in your home in your green resolutions for 2023. First, get into the habit of turning off standbys. This green gesture helps you save up to 15% on your electricity bill. There is no need to leave audiovisual equipment, computer equipment, kitchen equipment and small appliances (eg coffee machine, bread machine) on standby. We advise you touse power strips with switches to connect several devices at the same time.
Also, not all rooms in the house need to be heated to the same temperature. Some are used throughout the day, while others, such as bedrooms and bathrooms, do not require constant high temperatures. A temperature of around 20°C in the living rooms and 17°C in the bedrooms reduces heating consumption.
It is also advisable toturn off the lights when you leave a room. When cooking, cover pots and pans for faster cooking. When boiling water or cooking food, fitting a lid saves 25% energy. Switching off the oven before the end of cooking also saves 10% energy.
Also, don't leave computers and game consoles plugged in when not in use. These devices often stay in sleep mode, consuming energy unnecessarily. So it is best to turn them off completely.
Last but not least, to avoid heat loss in your home and the risks of overconsumption, consider carrying out insulation work. This will allow you to gain in comfort, but also to avoid thermal bridges and excess consumption.