A great way to help save energy is to thaw your frozen foods in the fridge. Not only is this a safer way to thaw out food, but the cold air released by the frozen food will help keep your refrigerator cool, reducing the total energy consumption that is required. You can make a difference and save energy simply by taking steps to use less energy every day. If an appliance is not in use, unplug it. Be diligent about switching off the television or lighting if you aren’t using them. This simple tip will save you money as well.
You can make your kitchen greener by only buying products with minimal packaging. Avoid using waxed paper, aluminum foil and baggies by packing the family lunches in reusable containers. Save even more energy by purchasing reusable water bottles to go with the lunches. This saves the energy used to make the plastic disposable bottles and saves landfill space as well.