5 Tips To Be More Sustainable
The smallest and simplest changes made actually have the potential to have the greatest impacts.The types of clothes we wear, the types of food we eat, and the type and frequency of transit we take all have the chance to either contribute to or reduce our global environmental footprint. Instead of focusing solely on which larger-scale action items to tackle to reduce your carbon emissions, we believe that honing in on the small choices in our day-to-day lives has massive potential to not only affect those around us but also impact the environment.
Here we want to share our top 5 easy sustainability tips.
LOOK FOR REUSABLE ALTERNATIVES.
Single-use products, especially single-use plastic products, more often than not end up in landfills and the ocean. According to Plastic Soup Foundation, plastic is a non-biodegradable material that does not decompose. This is to say, all forms of plastic that have ever been produced and not properly recycled are still present in the environment today, in one form or another.
Some of the most common reusable alternatives to single-use plastic products include reusable water bottles, reusable straws, and reusable grocery bags. Making a conscious effort to use even just one reusable alternative over the plastic option is still a win! For those of you who are already avid bikers, consider even using your bike water bottle both on and off your electric bike!
BE MORE INTENTIONAL ABOUT YOUR WATER USAGE AND CONSERVE WATER WHEN POSSIBLE.
Saving and conserving water is crucial, especially if you live in an area like California where the water drought is ongoing. But saving water doesn’t mean you have to make big, drastic steps; This sustainable tip can require any number of small changes! From remembering to turn your faucet off when brushing your teeth, taking shorter showers, or even waiting to run the dishwasher when it’s solely a full load. Being more intentional about your water usage can even be as simple as using any leftover water in your ebike’s water bottle to water your plants after your bike ride!
DONATE YOUR UNUSED OR GENTLY USED ITEMS.
Did you know that textiles make up about 5% of all landfills and that 99% of those textiles are in fact reusable? Being sustainable, i.e. giving new life to your old items, has never been easier! Whether you’re hanging onto clothes that are out of style or furniture that has sat unused, the process of donating household items is generally a quick one. It could even earn you back some money if you’re able to resell them!
OUT OF DRIVING AND INTO ELECTRIC BIKES
Riding an ebike is a great solution if your destination is too far to walk to or is inaccessible by public transport. Ebikes giveyou the freedom to go virtually anywhere a normal car would, without the hassle of sitting in traffic, paying for gas, and worrying about where to park. Not to mention, the extra pedal assist and throttle features on Roll Road ebikes make arriving at your destination a literal breeze! Roll Road's fleet of products means there’s an ebike for everyone and every need, whether you’re an urban city rider looking to efficiently run errands or a rugged soul craving a backyard adventure. A great sustainability tip is replacing one errand run per week in your car on an ebike instead!
There are any number of small, sustainable changes you can make to save energy, whether you’re looking to be more energy-conscious at home or at work.
One of the quickest ways to start being more sustainable is to unplug or switch off unused or standby appliances. While most appliance plugs can be removed without resetting their programming, you may want to consult with the manufacturer for any appliances you’re unsure about. While on the topic of turning off appliances, remembering to always turn off all lights is an easy sustainability tip! Whenever an appliance, electronic, or item in the like in your home or office is not in use, the golden rule of thumb is to discharge once charging is complete (if applicable) and always turn them off!
The same applies to your Roll Road ebike; Our lightning-fast chargers fully charge our ebikes in little to no time to get you back to your riding. The moment your ebike has completed charging, always remember to unplug the charger. You’ll preserve your battery, save money, conserve energy, and reduce emissions all the while discovering how to be more sustainable.