#8 – Don’t Touch the Thermostat
It’s almost Fall. The calendar doesn’t say so yet, but nature knows. My nose knows. I can feel it in the air. Read on for #8 in #1000WaystoNourish and one of my top fave tips to save energy. This will need a whole lot of self-control.
Changing weather often means battle lines and war in our house. Between two kids, teenage angst and the widely fluctuating hormones of a 45 yo, thermostat settings is just one of many things we can’t agree on. Which brings me to this next in the series of #1000WaystoNourish. Real, actionable tips on making better choices that are good for us and the planet. Normally these tips are around food, but since general comfort at home is a BIG factor – maybe even the BIGGEST – in who cooks and what we eat, let’s get into it.
Top Tips for Saving Energy
When the temperature starts dipping outside, our first instinct often is to adjust the thermostat inside, and turn on the heating.
Don’t! Here’s why:
“Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, accounting for around 60 per cent of total global greenhouse gas emissions.”
– Source UN SDG’s Goal 7
All the climate research tells us that our energy resources are running out. Energy efficiency is a desperate need of the hour. We all need to make drastic changes and work together as a community to reduce our dependency and cut down on usage. Turning the heating on at home as late as possible is a first step in the right direction.
Let’s give our bodies time to adjust to the changing weather. Let comfy clothes and socks be our first line of defence against cooling weather.
Bonus Benefit – heating bills will be much lower. We save money AND the planet. Isn’t that a big step forward?