Homeownership plays a huge part in the impact we have on this planet. No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. Let’s strive to do better and be better when it comes to our home.
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
-Dr. Jane Goodall
Water is precious. Some may argue even more so in the desert. Rain water harvesting allows us to collect the water when the monsoons hit each year, and then use it to water our yards. Click here to learn more about water harvesting, and the available rebate from the city.
Whether your aim is to reduce your impact on the environment, gain energy independence, reduce your utility costs, or make a lasting investment in renewable energy, solar panels are a must-have for your home. Click here to learn more about going solar in Arizona.
Reducing the use of plastic is important because plastic production requires an enormous amount of energy and resources. This causes carbon emissions and contributes to global warming. Recycling plastic is not efficient – only 9% of plastic ever produced has been recycled. About 60% is discarded in landfills and oceans. There, it stays for thousands of years, transforming into “microplastic,” leaching into our water supplies and food. Click here for 11 easy ways to reduce your plastic waste today!
What if you knew there was something you could do every day that’s free, easy to do, and creates jobs while saving money, energy, and water? Actually, there is Recycling! Click here to learn why recycling is important, and learn the right ways to recycle.
Plant Trees for Tucson
Why plant trees? Planting and maintaining desert trees provide many benefits. Not only does it save us in energy costs, but it also helps our home, our neighborhood, the animals we share our space with, and our entire community. Click here to learn how you can get free and low-cost trees for yourself, for your neighbors, and even get help planting!
SWITCH TO A HIGH EFFICIENCY TOILET
Here’s a super-easy way to make a small change that can make a big difference! Make the change to a HET toilet and receive a $75 rebate from the city for your good deed. Click here for rebate information.