As one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, Singapore as a whole is working towards creating greener, more sustainable lifestyles. This is reflected in the architecture and the infrastructure of its cities.
Buildings such as the Paya Lebar Condos have a healthy respect for open, green spaces and energy efficient design. Many people are also working towards a more sustainable lifestyle on a personal level, to help contribute to the country’s vision of a greener future.
Moving towards a green lifestyle is not only good for the environment, but good for your budget too. By simply changing a few everyday habits, you can save a considerable amount of money over time.
Here are a few examples:
Switch to Energy Efficient Lighting
Old incandescent lightbulbs use up a lot of electricity. If you wish to save on your energy bills, consider updating all your bulbs to LED or CFL, which produce more light for a fraction of the energy cost.
You may also want to limit the use of electric lights when you can – turn off the lights in rooms that you are not using, and open the blinds during the daytime to make use of the natural light streaming in.
Disposable items, such as plastic bags, disposable cutlery and paper towels are wasteful, and expensive too. Switch to reusable items instead – simply wash, dry and use them as often as needed. This way, you don’t have to constantly purchase these items, and you reduce the amount of rubbish that produced. Reusable shopping bags, metal cutlery and hand towels are all readily available and easy to find.
Choose Eco-Friendly Furniture
Likewise, it is best to choose eco-friendly furniture. Use furniture that is durable and easy to repair, and made from environmentally friendly materials such as bamboo, wicker, or sustainably harvested timber.
Green living is all about being conscientious of your impact and adopting healthy habits that benefit the environment. By reducing waste and energy use in your home and daily life, you contribute towards a greener future.