The efforts to become more eco-friendly are more prevalent today than ever before. From our cars to our homes, more focused efforts are being made to be kinder to the earth.
According to the Environmental Defense Fund, “Most Americans recognize climate change, but some are still unsure about its causes. Tens of thousands of scientists in more than a hundred nations have amassed an overwhelming amount of evidence pointing to a clear conclusion: Humans are the main cause of climate change. We’re the ones who burn fossil fuels, produce livestock and clear trees, increasing the amount of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere.”
Each one of us can do our part to reduce the carbon footprint. Even small, daily changes can add up to big rewards. Here are some easy steps that can be taken to help protect our natural resources:
- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle: Using a non-disposable water container everyday will reduce the number of plastics that ends up in the landfills. If you must use plastic or other items, be sure to recycle them.
- Support Sustainable Companies: When making any purchase, research to see if the items you are buying are made from recycled and sustainable materials and also in a sustainable manner. Increased support of environmentally friendly companies can impact national and even global changes.
- Consider Household Energy Usage: From changing your lightbulbs to more energy efficient units, to just unplugging items when not in use, small daily changes add up. Choosing energy efficient window treatments in your home can also decrease energy usage. For example, choosing Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb Shades can not only help the environment but also will enhance the look and feel of your home. Honeycomb Shades are designed to provide superior insulation which can contribute to lower monthly utility bills. Reducing daily energy use has been shown to positively help the environment.
Are you thinking about a change in 2023? Hunter Douglas is proud to offer their Beauty, Energy-Efficiency and Incredible Savings Program.
The federal government is now offering energy tax credits on select energy-efficient Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades. You can earn up to 30% of the purchase price back in the form of a tax credit, to a maximum annual amount of $1,200*. Learn more about this rebate and other energy efficient shades at our showroom today.