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20 tips for saving energy in everyday life and treating the environment sustainably

  • Use energy-efficient lighting: Replace conventional light bulbs with energy-efficient LED bulbs. These consume less electricity, have a longer service life and reduce the CO2 footprint.
  • Switch off electronic devices: Switch off devices and chargers completely when they are not in use. They continue to consume energy in standby mode.
  • Take water-saving measures: Repair leaking taps, install water-saving shower heads and use a tap with a flow restrictor to minimize water consumption.
  • Intensify recycling: Separate waste correctly and recycle as much as possible. By reusing materials, resources can be saved and the environmental impact reduced.
  • Use public transportation or carpool: Reduce your personal CO2 emissions by switching to public transportation or joining a carpool.
  • Use renewable energy: If possible, switch to renewable energy sources such as solar energy or wind power to reduce your personal ecological footprint.
  • Set the thermostat correctly: Lower the room temperature in winter and raise it in summer to minimize energy consumption for heating and cooling.
  • Keep shower times short: Reduce shower times to cut water consumption and energy costs.
  • Buy used products: Prefer used or recycled products to reduce the need for new resources and minimize waste.
  • Choose sustainable food: Buy local, seasonal and organic food to reduce transportation emissions and support more ecologically friendly farming methods.
  • Purchase energy-efficient household appliances: When buying new appliances, pay attention to their energy efficiency class in order to reduce energy consumption in the long term.
  • Minimize paper consumption: Use digital documents and emails to save paper. If possible, use recycled paper.
  • Grow your own vegetables: Start a small vegetable garden to have fresh produce locally and reduce the ecological footprint of your diet.
  • Consume less meat: Reduce meat consumption, as meat production is associated with higher resource consumption and CO2 emissions.
  • Activate power-saving mode for electronic devices: Use the power saving mode on computers, televisions and other electronic devices to reduce energy consumption.
  • Composting: Compost organic waste to reduce waste and create nutrient-rich fertilizer for plants.
  • Use reusable products: Avoid single-use products, especially plastic, and opt for reusable alternatives instead.
  • Conscious consumption: Think about whether you really need the product before every purchase. Conscious consumption helps to minimize overproduction and the waste of resources.
  • Regular vehicle maintenance: Keep your car in good condition by having it serviced regularly. A well-maintained vehicle consumes less fuel.
  • Use environmentally friendly cleaning agents: Choose ecologically compatible cleaning agents to reduce chemical pollution and protect the environment.

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